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After 'Howdy, Modi', PM Modi departs for New York to attend 74th United Nations General Assembly

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 23, 2019, 05.09 AM (IST)

After the mega "Howdy Modi" event in Houston, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for New York on Sunday for the second leg of his US tour.

PM Modi, who addressed a 50,000 strong crowd of Indian Americans at the NRG stadium, left for New York where he will address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 27.

The Prime Minister will be addressing the General Assembly for the second time.

Apart from bilateral meetings with other delegations, including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Prime Minister will also meet the Indian community in New York outside the General Assembly Hall.

Watch: Howdy Modi Event - PM Modi slams Pakistan on terrorism

During his speech at the UNGA, the Prime Minister will use the world forum to address many pressing issues such as climate change, employment, jobs, security, energy, and terrorism, unlike Pakistan's single-point agenda of Kashmir.

Before departing for New York, Modi shared the stage with US President Donald Trump to address the Indian diaspora at the 'Howdy, Mody!' event in Houston.

The two world leaders had touched upon various important issues of bilateral cooperation that further fuelled US-India friendship to new heights. 

(With inputs from agencies)