New York, Sep 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday address the UN Secretary General convened Climate Action Summit.
In his address at this event, Prime Minister is expected to 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.
"Lending India’s voice to the global discourse. PM Narendra Modi arrives in New York for #UNGA74. PM will be participating in sessions on Climate Change, SDG, and universal health among others and will meet India’s various regional/multilateral partners," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
UN Secretary General António Guterres will be also 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.
Prime Minister will also attend the Leaders' Dialogue on Strategic Responses to Terrorist and Violent Extremist Narratives at the United Nations headquarters here.
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.
Mr Modi is expected to have bilateral meetings with the Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, President of Namibia, Hage Geingob and President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohammed Solih on Monday.
Later in the day, Prime Minister will inaugurate Gandhi Solar Park at the UN headquarters and Gandhi Peace Garden.
Mr Modi arrived in New York on the second leg of his week-long US visit after a highly successful rally at Houston wherein US President Donald Trump also joined him in addressing the Indian diaspora.
Among other programmes in New York, the Prime Minister will have bilateral engagement with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday and he will also address the UN General Assembly on September 27. (UNI)