PM’s US Visit: Modi to Pay Homage to 9/11 Memorial; To Address UN General Assembly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached US on Friday for his five-day visit, will pay tributes to the Gandhi Statue and visit the historic Lincoln Memorial and the recently established memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. Modi will also visit 9/11 attack memorial and is scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.
After Modi’s visit to the 9/11 Memorial to pay tribute to all those who died in the deadly attacks, he is scheduled to address UN General Assembly. The packed schedule of includes meetings with President Barack Obama and others in the US administration, other heads of states, leading industrialists and the Indian Diaspora.
Modi is expected to conduct bilateral meetings with the leaders of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. One of the highlights of his US visit is his address at the community reception organised by the Indian Diaspora at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday.
After his arrival to US, Modi has expressed his gratitude for the welcome. He mentioned in his tweet, ““A big thank you for the warm welcome in New York! Deeply touched. Looking forward to a great trip ahead.”
On his arrival to US on Friday, Modi has described US as India’s "natural global partner," holding out an assurance that India is "open and friendly" for business and innovation.
Modi will visit Washington on September 29 and 30, where he will have a dinner with US President Barack Obama. The meeting is expected to focus on topics such as Trade and investment, energy, science and technology, defence and security, during their discussion.
Modi will also meet Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner among others in Washington, during his visit.

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