WASHINGTON, Sept 30 � Ahead of their Summit talks, US President Barack Obama today hosted a private dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the two leaders sought to reinvigorate bilateral ties, reports PTI.
The Prime Minister, who arrived here late afternoon at the Andrew Airforce Base, was received by William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State and other senior officials.
From there, Modi left for the Blair house, the American President�s guest house where he will be staying during his Washington trip. Later, he drove to the White House from the Blair guest house for the dinner.
�Kem Cho,� asked Obama when he welcomed Modi, who replied, �Thank you very much, President.�
The dinner, with limited guests from each side in the Blue Room of the White House had a delectable spread of dishes, but the main guest only had warm water as he was observing Navratri fasts.
However, First Lady Michelle Obama did not attend the dinner as she was travelling.
�The Prime Minister did not have anything except for warm water,� External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akabruddin said.