Indian PM Modi leaves for US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for United States on a five-day visit to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Modi will have a stopover in Frankfurt tonight and will reach New York tomorrow and later proceed to Washington on the 29th.

In a statement issued in New Delhi before his departure, Mr Modi described United States as a vital partner of India’s development and expressed confidence that his trip will mark a new chapter in bilateral strategic ties. He said, he is looking forward to meeting President Barack Obama in Washington over two days.

The Prime Minister said, he will discuss with Obama how to take Indo-US ties to a new level in the interest of the two countries as well as of the world. The two leaders are meeting for the first time.

In New York, Modi will deliver his maiden address at the UN General Assembly on Saturday. He will call for a stronger global commitment and more concerted multilateral action in addressing challenges of fragile global economy.

PM Modi will also call for concerted multilateral action to deal with turbulence and tension in many parts of the world, growth and spread of terrorism, Ebola health crisis in Africa, climate change and eradication of poverty.

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