New York: Beginning his five-day visit to the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York. He will address world leaders at a landmark UN sustainable development summit and interact with top CEOs and the Indian diaspora in the Silicon Valley.
He was received by Indian Ambassador Arun K Singh, India’s envoy to the UN Asoke Mukerji, Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay and their spouses. “A packed schedule awaits in the BIg Apple. PM @narendramodi arrives in New York on the first part of his US visit,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Staying at the Waldorf Tower hotel in New York, Modi will be sharing space with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. However, no bilateral talks between the two leaders has been planned yet.
New York will be Modi’s destination for the next two days, after which he will be in California from September 26-27. On September 28, there is a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama in New York, after which, he will attend a high-level peacekeeping summit at the United Nations.
On Friday, he will address global heads of state at the Sustainable Development Summit hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when the new and ambitious post-2015 development agenda will be adopted.
India will also host the G-4 summit on September 26. After this, Modi has meetings with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google’s new CEO Sundar Pichai in the West Coast. He will also attend a grand community reception in San Jose.
Modi is scheduled to have another meeting with President Barack Obama on September 28, third summit meeting with the President in about a year.