PM Modi leaves Houston for New York

PM Modi leaves Houston for New York

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Houston, United States, Sep 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left Houston after attending the high profile 'Howdy Modi' rally for New York.

"Farewell Texas. After an unprecedented and historic visit to Houston, PM Narendra Modi departs for New York City to address the UNGA and participate in other multilateral and bilateral engagements," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The Prime Minister has several multilateral events in the New York on Monday beginning with the Climate Summit organized by the UN Secretary General. In his address at this event, Prime Minister will showcase what India has done to address Climate Change issues and also highlight Indian expectations and aspirations from the international community to address this very pressing problem, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has said in Delhi last week. UN Secretary General António Guterres will be hosting an important meet during the day on the Universal Health Coverage.

The Government of India’s program of Ayushman Bharat is the world’s largest healthcare initiative and thus Prime Minister will be focusing on showcasing the programme at this event. Another important meeting on Monday under the aegis of the world body will be the Leaders' Dialogue on Strategic Responses to Terrorists and Violent Extremist Narratives.

This is a dialogue jointly hosted by His Majesty, the King of Jordan, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the President of France and the UN Secretary General. Prime Minister has been invited to speak at this event. Other speakers, who have also been invited include the President of Kenya and Indonesia, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Chancellor of Germany, sources said.

Among other programmes, Prime Minister will have bilateral with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday and he will also address the UN General Assembly on September 27. (UNI)