Indian prime minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York for the second leg of his visit to the United States, following a rousing reception by the Indian diaspora at the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston, Texas.
Modi will participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, before which he has a packed bilateral and multilateral agenda over the next five days. This includes nine key speeches at high-level summits and plurilateral engagements during the UN General Assembly session and on its sidelines.
A total of over 75 Heads of State and Foreign Ministers will be meeting with Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan during the week.
The prime minister’s Monday agenda will begin with the high-level Climate Action Summit hosted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in the UN General Assembly chamber.
Modi will address the summit, along with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, President of Marshall Islands Hilda Heine and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
After this session, Modi will address the first-ever High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, which will launch new efforts to provide access for all to affordable, inclusive and resilient health systems.
Later in the day, Modi will address the 'Leaders' Dialogue on Strategic Responses to Terrorist and Violent Extremist Narratives', organised by a group of countries, along with the UN Secretariat. The meeting will be led by King of Jordan Abdullah II, President of France Emmanuel Macron and Ardern.