Modi advances US trip by a day; will now leave on Sep 25

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday advanced his trip to the United States by a day. He will now leave for Washington on September 25. Sources said the visit was rescheduled due to ‘technical reasons’ involving landing issues in Germany.

Modi was earlier scheduled to leave for the US on September 26 for a two-day visit.

This will be Modi’s first visit to the US as PM and also his first since the Gujarat riots of 2002 post which he was put on a visa blacklist by the US.

The PM’s itinerary:

September 26: Modi reaches New York, to attend a business meeting at the Taj Pierre organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the Indian American Foundation.

September 27: Modi to address the United Nations General Assembly. He is expected to deliver a brief speech at Central Park as part of the global citizens’ festival. He is also expected to meet former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

September 28: Modi to address NRIs at Madison Square.

September 29: The PM will have a private dinner with President Barack Obama in Washington.

September 30: One-on-one meeting with the US President. Modi is also likely to attend a function hosted by the Clinton Foundation.


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