Prime Minister Modi has a busy schedule in the United States

NEW YORK (TIP): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will be arriving in New York a day before he addresses the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations on September 27th. It will be his first global speech and he will give his address in Hindi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit ‘Ground Zero’ after delivering a speech at United Nations General Assembly on September 27.

Ground Zero is the site where Twin Towers of World Trade Centre stood before they collapsed in the deadly terror strike on September 11, 2001. Modi is also expected to make a stop at the 9/11 museum inaugurated in May this year by US President Barack Obama to commemorate the victims of the terror strike. It is expected that Modi’s will have his hands full as he would be required to attend a Global Citizen Festival being organized in the Great Lawn of the Central Park.

The event is specially organized to coincide with the UNGA. On the sidelines of UNGA meeting, Modi is scheduled to meet the head of the states of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Later, he will see former US President Bill Clinton. On September 28 morning, over 20,000 Indian Americans, largest congregation of community members, will accord a grand reception to the Prime Minister at Madison Square Garden. The reception will be followed by a dinner, organized by the Indian Embassy, in the evening at the Taj Pierre hotel near Central Park. Modi is also expected to attend the investors’ conference in New York before visiting Washington DC.

On September 29, Modi will leave for Washington to hold much-anticipated bilateral meeting with Barack Obama. Announcing the Modi-Obama meeting, White House Press Secretary Josh Ernest said, “President Obama looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to the White House on September 29-30.” It is expected that both the leaders will discuss a wide range of issues concerning both the countries. It will include trade ties as well.” Obama will host a working dinner for India’s visiting Prime Minister before initiating bilateral talks at the White House the next day followed by a lunch hosted by Vice President Joe Biden at the State Department.

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