Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale briefed about Narendra Modi's US visit. Gokhale said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a visit to the US from the late afternoon of September 21until the forenoon of September 27.
Ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Thursday (September 19) said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Donald Trump and address the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA).
Vijay Gokhale, foreign secretary, had a detailed briefing about Narendra Modi's US visit. He said PM Modi's visit to the US would begin from Houston, then Texas followed by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. Gokhale said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a visit to the US from September 21until forenoon of September 27.
The highlights from his visit are bilateral visits, multilateral engagements at the UN and interaction with the Indian diaspora and the business community. Modi will also be awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his Swachh Bharat movement and will be part of the commemoration of Gandhiji's 150th birth anniversary at the UN.
On September 22, the Prime Minister will address the Indian community. On September 23, Modi will participate in climate change, universal health care summit. On September 24, he will attend the commemoration of 150th anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi.
Prime Minister Modi will be joined by some heads of government, and these include President of the Republic of Korea, and PMs of Singapore, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Jamaica as well as the UN secretary general.
On September 27, the Prime Minister will address the United Nations General Assembly. This will be the first time the Prime Minister will address the General Assembly in the high-level segment after 2014.
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Last Updated Sep 19, 2019, 6:48 PM IST