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Modi’s US visit: The PM’s full schedule

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach US later tonight, where he will address the UN General Assembly and also hold one-on-one bilateral talks with US President Barack Obama. 
This will be Modi’s first US visit since the 2002 riots, shortly after which the US State Department decided not to give him a visa to visit that country for his role in the violence. 

Since his election as India’s Prime Minister, however, the US government has changed its stance and has said Modi was welcome to visit the US in his capacity as the premier. 

Modi will address the UNGA on the afternoon on September 27 –sixth in line among heads of state who will address the gathering – and hold bilateral meetings with other heads of states at the hotel. The government has also not yet decided on whether he will hold bilateral talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UNGA, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Modi will, however, meet with US business leaders after his UNGA address. 

Modi is also scheduled to meet former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the topic of discussion will be about smart city projects and its feasibility. 

He is then expected to attend the Global Citizens festival at Central Park. 

Following is Modi’s schedule for the rest of his US trip. 

28th September

He will address the Indian American community at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York – home of the New York Rangers hockey team – that can hold up to 20,000 people. Later in the evening, the Prime Minister will attend a private reception hosted by India’s Ambassador to the UN at Pierre Hotel.

Modi will also meet PIO (persons of Indian origin) and NRI’s. Representatives of the Sikh community will also meet the PM. 

29th September 

8 am: Narendra Modi’s day will begin with one of the most watched meetings with top american business leaders. Top executives from 11 multinationals that includes Google, Pepsico and Mastercard will have a breakfast meeting with the PM followed by one to one meetings with top executives from Boeing, IBM and GE. 

11 am: Modi to meet Hillary and Bill Clinton followed by a meet with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

1 pm: Narendra Modi to address members of the Council for foreign relations.

3 pm: Modi will fly out to Washington D.C., the capital of the United States and will join the Obamas for a private dinner post 7 pm. 

30th September

7 am: Narendra Modi to visit key Washington memorials.

11 am to 12:30 pm: Bilateral talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House.

1 pm: Lunch hosted by US Vice President Joe Biden, and John Kerry, US Secretary of State followed by meet with Defency Secretary Chuck Hagel.  

3 pm: Meet with US Speaker Joe Boehner

4:30 pm: To attend reception hosted by USIBC

6 pm: Departure for India 


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