New Delhi, September 16: On top agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to the United States is his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), inking of crucial energy deals and holding bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump. Modi is also scheduled to address a spree of bilateral meetings with counterparts of various nations, apart from attending the UN Climate Action Summit. What Is Howdy, Modi? Theme, Venue, Date and Time of the Event Which Will Be Attended by PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump.
Modi's visit to the States will begin on September 22, when he will arrived in San Francisco. At the event being promoted as "Howdi, Modi!", he is scheduled to address over 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora. This is the largest ever gathering to be addressed in the US by a foreign leader.
At the event, Modi would be flanked by President Trump, along with 60 US Senators John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamurthy, Tulsi Gabbard, Brad Sherman, and Governor Eliot Engel of New York. A bilateral meeting with Trump would either be held at the sidelines of "Howdi, Mody" event in San Francisco, or later in New York or Washington.
On September 23, Modi's official engagements will begin, with his first stop slated to be Houston, Texas. The Prime Minister is expected to seal a $4 billion dead for fuel imports, and also sign MoUs for investment into American energy sector.
On the same day, he is also scheduled to fly to New York where Modi will be attending the UN Climate Action Summit. At the event, the Indian PM would put forth the country's resolute stand to combat climate change, and also reiterate his government's decision to eliminate the usage of single-use plastic.
At the sidelines of UN summit, Modi would be attending nearly a dozen of summits linked to strategic cooperation, multilateral trade and other subjects. He is also invited as the keynote speaker at the Third Annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum.
The much-awaited UNGA address, where Modi is expected to combat Pakistan's tirade on the Kashmir issue, is scheduled on September 27. Official sources, while speaking to reporters, said the PM is expected to not only focus on Kashmir, but also present India's view on various other issues including counter-terrorism, climate change and trade war.