Modi And Zuckerberg Will Jointly Take Questions At Facebook HQ In USA

13/09/2015 1:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 9: Co-founder and chief executive of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg gestures as he announces the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in India on October 9, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Zuckerberg is on a two-day visit to India aimed at promoting the internet.org app, which allows people in underdeveloped areas to access basic online services. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a townhall session at Facebook Inc's Menlo Park headquarters later this month.

According to an announcement by Facebook as well as a post on Mark Zuckerberg's page, the two would publicly meet on September 27, discuss "how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges," as well have Modi answer questions at the fora and those who send in their queries via the social network.

I'm excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday, September 12, 2015

This will be the second time that Modi and Zuckerberg will be meeting following the Facebook billionaire's India visit last October where they discussed PM Modi discussed "...the use of social media in checking terror activities..." and Zuckerberg "...expressed his interest in working with the government in the areas of healthcare and education..."

Narendra's Modi's second visit to the US--following the high profile one, days of his becoming PM of Inda--is to the UN General Assembly but will also include visits to several companies in tech goldmine Silicon Valley, such as SpaceX' headquarters. However several academics in the US have voiced reservations about this visit.

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