PM Modi to tour US, Ireland from 23-29 Sept: Here’s what his plans are
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US and Ireland later this week is being watched closely, not just by the business community but even the average citizen.They’re hoping to see another Madison Square-like event from Modi, given the hype being created by the prime minister and his supporters.
The tour, which starts on 23 September and ends on 29 September, will cover Ireland and the US.
Modi in a few Facebook posts yesterday explained what he would do during his tour.
Here’s what he will do there:
September 23: Modi said he will be going to Ireland on September 23. It is the first visit by an Indian prime minister to that country in almost 60 years. He will hold talks with Taoiseach (prime minister) Enda Kenny.
“We hope to further develop strong people-to-people and economic ties with Ireland in the years to come. In Ireland, I will also interact with the Indian community,” he wrote in the FB post.September 24: Modi will travel to the US. This is his second visit to the country. The earlier one was a major event. Modi and his supporters are working to ensure this one will get more eyeballs than the previous trip. In New York City, Modi will address the UN Sustainable Development Summit for formal adoption of post-2015 new sustainable development agenda.He will also participate in a summit hosted by US President Barack Obama on peacekeeping.
The prime minister will host a summit of G-4 leaders in New York, where the main agenda will be the United Nations Security Council reforms. Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan are the G4 nations.
He will be meeting several world leaders and also holding interactions with leading investors and financial sector firms. This will include a working dinner where representatives of major Fortune-500 companies will be present to deliberate on investment opportunities in India, according to a report in The Hindu.
September 26-27: Modi will visit West Coast to participate in several programmes. “It would be after a gap of almost 33 years that an Indian PM would be visiting the west coast – the home of start-ups, innovation and technology,” he said.Modi said he will also be part of a Townhall Q&A at the Facebook HQ along with Mark Zuckerberg, and said it would be an event “you shouldn’t miss”.
“I have already invited you all to share your questions through Facebook or the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App.’ I will also see some recent technological innovations at the Google (Alphabet) campus and Tesla Motors. I will address a Renewable Energy Roundtable with USDOC and Stanford University,” the PM said.
September 27: IT industry body Nasscom, TiE Silicon Valley, and IIM Ahmedabad’s CIIE India will host the first India-US Startup Konnect in the Silicon Valley. It aims to showcase the strengths of India’s startup ecosystem. The day-long event will highlight multiple dimensions of Indian innovation capabilities, represented by more than 30 startups across sectors like agriculture, healthcare, energy, financial inclusion, and biotechnology, as well as leading technology business incubators in the country.
The startups will exhibit products, prototypes and achievements to their investors and other potential Valley partners.
Modi will also interact with the Indian community on the day.