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PM Narendra Modi invited to address US Congress meeting

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan on Thursday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress during his expected visit to Washington this summer.  Speaker Ryan made the announcement at his weekly press conference.  The tradition of foreign leaders and dignitaries addressing Congress began with the Marquis de Lafayette of France, who spoke in the House chamber on December 10, 1824.
Once confirmed, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the fifth Indian prime minister to address a joint meeting of the US Congress, and the first since 2005. Earlier, Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh (July 19, 2005), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (September 14, 2000), PV Narasimha Rao (May 18, 1994) and Rajiv Gandhi (July 13, 1985) addressed the joint meeting of the US Congress