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Modi Begins Events Packed 7-Day US Tour

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Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with the CEOs of the companies working in energy sector in Houston, US on Sep 22, 2019. (Photo: IANS/MEA) by .
Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with the CEOs of the companies working in energy sector in Houston, US on Sep 22, 2019. (Photo: IANS/MEA)

The Prime Minister will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) during his week-long stay in the US…. reports Asian Lite News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's engagements during US visit. (IANS Infographics) by .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s engagements during US visit. (IANS Infographics)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his 7-day visit to the US with several meetings with the Indian community and the business leaders. He is scheduled to address over 50,000 Indian diasporas at the mega ‘Howdy Modi!’ event, where Prime Minister Donald Trump will share the stage with the Indian leader.

“Howdy Houston! It’s a bright afternoon here in Houston. Looking forward to a wide range of programmes in this dynamic and energetic city today and tomorrow,” PM Modi tweeted.

The Prime Minister will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) during his week-long stay in the US. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who will also speak at the UNGA, is likely to raise the Kashmir issue.

Modi begins his tour with a roundtable meeting with the CEOs of energy companies. He had a “fruitful” meeting with top energy sector CEOs with discussions focussing on energy security and expanding mutual investment opportunities between India and the US, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

On Tuesday, PM Modi and President Trump will hold a bilateral meeting in which they are likely to discuss the trade standoff over tariffs between the two countries. The White House has confirmed that President Trump will discuss ways to deepen trade relationship between the two nations.

On Wednesday, PM Modi will attend an investment roundtable with 40 major companies. The meeting is crucial for India, which is trying to spur growth after its Gross Domestic Product growth dropped to a five-year low.

Modi Meets Pandits

Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits in Houston, US on Sep 22, 2019. (Photo: IANS/MEA) by .
Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits in Houston, US on Sep 22, 2019. (Photo: IANS/MEA)

A delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, and “unequivocally supported” the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and it being made part of the rest of the country.

“In Houston, a delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met the Prime Minister. They unequivocally supported the steps being taken for the progress of India and empowerment of every Indian,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.

He also met a delegation of Sikhs and members of the Dawoodi Bohra community.

 

Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community also met the PM and felicitated him by draping a traditional ‘angvastram’ around his shoulders.

“The Dawoodi Bohra community felicitates PM @narendramodi in Houston. They recall Modi’s visit to Indore last year to attend a programme of their community as well as highlight Modi’s association with Syedna Sahib,” the PMO said in another tweet.

 

Modi also met members of the Sikh community who cheered him and placed an orange ‘angvastram’ around his shoulders in a mark of felicitation.

“Here is now the Sikh community in Houston welcomed PM @narendramodi. The Prime Minister interacted with the members of the community, during which they congratulated PM Modi on some of the pathbreaking decisions taken by the Government of India,” the PMO added.

 

 

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