Narendra Modi to visit US from 21 to 27 September: PM's packed schedule includes meeting with Donald Trump, UNGA address

  • Narendra Modi will make a six-day visit to the US from 21 to 27 September.

  • He will attend the UN General Assembly session in New York and a diaspora event in Houston in Texas, in which President Donald Trump is also participating.

  • On his arrival in Houston on 21 September, Modi will head a round table meeting with the CEOs of energy companies.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a six-day visit to the US from 21 to 27 September to attend various events including the annual UN General Assembly session in New York and a diaspora event in Houston in Texas in which President Donald Trump is also participating.

It will be a three-part visit with the first being multilateral engagements at the United Nations. The second will be the interactions with political and business communities and with the diaspora. Bilateral meetings with world leaders in New York will form the third part.

On his arrival in Houston on 21 September, Modi will head a round table meeting with the CEOs of energy companies.

 Narendra Modi to visit US from 21 to 27 September: PMs packed schedule includes meeting with Donald Trump, UNGA address

File image of Narendra Modi. PTI

"Energy is an important component in the India-US trade mix. We import approximately $ 4 billion worth of oil and gas from the US. This not only shows that we are an important market but also to discuss investments and other possibilities in the economic area," Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said in his briefing on the visit.

On 22 September, the prime minister will be addressing 'Howdy Modi!' event at NRG Stadium in Houston organised by the Indian community.

"We are delighted that Trump will also be there," Gokhale added. Modi will also be meeting community leaders, including a group of Kashmiri Pandits.

The prime minister will also have a packed schedule in New York. During his stay there, Modi will attend the United Nations climate meeting apart from addressing a session on terrorism in the UN headquarters.

Events related to universal health schemes like Ayushman Bharat and the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi are also on Modi's schedule.

In addition, a host of bilateral meetings with world leaders, including Trump, are on the cards.

Modi will also take part in Bloomberg Business Conference and is due to receive an award from the Melinda-Bill Gates Foundation.

The prime minister will conclude his US visit with a special address at United Nations General Assembly on 27 September.

Updated Date: Sep 19, 2019 22:12:42 IST