Modi says ‘Deeply touched by Warm Welcome’

On his five-day visit to US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Modi thanked the Indian American Community on Friday after receiving a warm welcome by them in New York.
Modi expressed his gratitude through the microblogging website Twitter, saying: “A big thank you for the warm welcome in New York! Deeply touched. Looking forward to a great trip ahead.”
After received by Ambassador S Jaishankar, Indian officials and US protocol officers, Modi has met New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Modi is expected to have a bilateral meeting as well as dinner with US President Barack Obama at Washington.
Modi was welcomed by hundreds of people who were eagerly waiting for him, holding placards to greet him and expressing their enthusiasm to meet him. While Modi has tight schedules ahead of his US visit, the community reception organised by the Diaspora at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday is one of the meetings which is eagerly looking forward by everyone.
On Saturday, Modi will address the UN General Assembly and hold a round of neighbourhood diplomacy, meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Sushil Koirala of Nepal, and President Mahenda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka.
Modi is expected to meet more than 15 top executives of major US companies and discuss the idea of "Make in India", to solicit investment and technology, on Monday. Modi would meet one of the top multinational executives Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo.
He will also meet South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley, who is of Indian-origin, in a sign of growing influence of the Indian diaspora in the US.

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