No Selfies, Please: Advice to Lawmakers Who Met PM Modi in US
The US Congress were given a list of Do’s and Don’ts ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Capitol Hill.
No selfies with the Prime Minister – that was the first advice from a House protocol expert, ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to the Capitol Hill where he delivered a speech on Wednesday to a joint meeting of Congress. And no leather gifts, please.
First and foremost — NO SELFIES!! Taking selfies with a visiting Head of State is incredibly inappropriate and tactless. Make sure your boss does not do this.Elizabeth Heng, House Foreign Affairs Committee Protocol Aide
And here’s another helpful tip: “As a general practice, do not attempt to shake a head of state’s hand unless they extend their hand first.”
And finally, a reminder that it’s not appropriate “to give a cattle product to a practicing Hindu.”
Heng’s missive was posted to Twitter by reporter Scott Wong of The Hill.
PM Modi, however, is quite obsessed with selfies.
(With inputs from AP.)
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