Modi accepts Zuckerberg‘s invite to visit Facebook HQ

Sep 15, 2015, 08:45 am

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Narendra Modi to visit Facebook's headquarters for a joint town hall Q&A on September 27… Over 60,000 likes and 37,000 shares
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed on Sunday that he will meet Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg for a Townhall Q&A at the social media giant's headquarters at Menlo Park, California, on September 27./ Photo: PM Modi's official Facebook

By Ha Man-joo, India correspondent, AsiaToday - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg will hold a town hall Q&A at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on September 27. Both Modi and Zuckerberg posted such announcement on their Facebook walls on Sunday, and encouraged their followers to share their questions for the event.

As of 9 am on Sept. 14, Modi's post got nearly 70,000 likes, 5,000 shares and 2,000 comments. Zuckerberg clocked 580,000 likes, 32,000 shares, and 24,000 comments.

Modi makes his major announcements on his SNS accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter. PM Modi has 30,216,710 followers while Zuckerberg has 34,762,657 followers.

"I thank Mr Mark Zuckerberg for the invite. The interaction will cover a wide range of issues and will surely be a memorable one," Modi said on his Facebook wall.

"I'm excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visitng Facebook HQ later this month for a Townhall Q&A. Prime Minister and I will discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenge," Zuckerberg said.

The second meeting between the two powerful men reflects the close relationship between Facebook and India's IT industry. The first was in Delhi in October last year.

India has emerged as one of the major markets of Facebook due to expansion of smartphones and spread of high speed internet. 75% of India's popular mobile phone applications are linked to Facebook.

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