Shri Syed Akbaruddin Official Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry of India speaking on the Indian Prime Minister’s Forthcoming Visit to USA said that Prior to his address to the United Nations he will meet the United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon. Subsequent to his address to the United Nations on the 27th morning, Prime Minister will utilise the availability of several leaders there to have bilateral meetings. In keeping with his policy of “neighbours first”, Prime Minister will be meeting three of our neighbours. These are: the President of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and the Prime Minister of Nepal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to New York and Washington from the 26th to the 30th of this month. The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet President Obama on the 29th and 30th September in Washington. He will also meet Vice-President Biden who is hosting a lunch along with Secretary of State Kerry on the 30th. Apart from these three leaders, Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel will call on Prime Minister and he also will be meeting former President Bill Clinton and Mrs. Hillary Clinton.