Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has recently announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his forthcoming US trip, would pay a visit to the company headquarters in California, for a question and answer session, on September 27.
Modi will visit the headquarters of social media giant Facebook, on September 27, and is also expected to go to Google plex, the campus of tech giant Google. In the scheduled meeting between the two , Modi and Mark Zuckerberg will discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges.
“I’m excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a Townhall Q&A,” Mr. Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Facebook. He asked Facebook users to send in their questions for the session.
The live video of the session will be available on Mr. Modi’s official page on the social media website. Recalling his meeting with the Mr. Modi in India last year, the Facebook CEO wrote, “…it’s an honor to have the chance to host him here at Facebook.”
Modi tweeted to confirm the visit. “I thank Mark Zuckerberg for the invite to visit @facebook HQ & for the Townhall Q&A at 10 PM IST on 27th September.”
The Prime Minister invited questions for the session and tweeted, “The Townhall Q&A will be incomplete without your participation. Share Qs on FB or on ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’.”
Modi is also expected to visit Google and the factory floor of auto major Tesla in Fremont, both in Silicon Valley,
but those visits are yet to be confirmed. Zuckerberg asked Facebook users to send in their questions for the session and said, “Please ask them in the comments below (the post) and we’ll try to get to as many as possible.”
India has the largest Facebook user base outside the US. In June, the company had said that out of 125 million users of its global user base, of 1.44 billion come from India. Last year, Zuckerberg had made his maiden trip to India. The young billionaire had earlier called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India to discuss digital expansion in the country.