PM Narendra Modi leaves for New York; to address UNGA 2021

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NEW DELHI Published: Sep 25, 2021, 05:47 AM(IST)

PM Modi is scheduled to address at the 76th session of UNGA tomorrow. Photograph:( ANI )

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The Prime Minister held bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris here. He also met with his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, and the Japanese PM, Yoshihide Suga. PM Modi also participated in the first in-person Quad meeting after COVID-19.

After holding marathon meetings for the last two days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening (local time) left for New York, where he is scheduled to address the 76th session of the UNGA.

PM Modi arrived in Washington for a three-day visit to the country on Wednesday, his first beyond the neighbourhood since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister held bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris here. He also met with his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, and the Japanese PM, Yoshihide Suga. PM Modi also participated in the first in-person Quad meeting after COVID-19.

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He also held meetings with five global CEOs for potential investment in India on Thursday.

PM Modi's US visit will conclude on September 25 with an address at the United Nations General Assembly focusing on the pressing global challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, climate change and other important issues.

The theme for this year's General Debate is 'Building Resilience through hope to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations'.

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