PM Modi back in India from an action-packed tour

SansadTV Bureau

modiPrime Minister Narendra Modi is back in India from the US after completing a week-long tour of Ireland and the US.

“Returning to Delhi after a visit that has created several successful outcomes & opportunities for India,” tweeted the PM on landing in the Delhi.

PM Modi was received at the Palam airport by some BJP leaders, including Vijay Goel.

Earlier, while leaving from New York, he had tweeted, “My USA visit demonstrates the extraordinary depth and diversity of our relationship. A lot of ground has been covered in these few days.…I got the opportunity to attend a wide spread of programmes, each of which generated many positive outcomes that will benefit India.”

“I shared my thoughts on key global issues at the @ UN and also met many more leaders to strengthen India’s ties with the global community,” the Prime Minister said.

“My gratitude to the American people for the very warm welcome and the hospitality wherever my delegation & I went,” he added.

In the first leg of his seven-day trip, PM Modi was in Ireland for a day-long trip, becoming the first Prime Minister to visit the country in almost 60 years. In Dublin, he held talks with Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach (PM) of Ireland and addressed the Indian diaspora before leaving for New York.

The next day, on September 23, PM Modi landed in New York, where he addressed the UN Sustainable Development Summit where he pitched for speedy UNSC reforms. He also participated in the UN peacekeeping summit hosted by US President Barack Obama. In a thoroughly packed schedule, PM Modi met G-4 leaders where they mutually agreed to back each other’s bid for permanent membership of the UNSC.

The PM held interactions with leading investors and financial sector firms. There was a working dinner where heads of Fortune-500 companies were present to deliberate on investment opportunities in India.

PM Modi also travelled to the West Coast where he visited Facebook Headquarters for a Townhall Q&A with its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He also visited Google and Tesla Motors.

In San Jose, he interacted with the Indian community on September 27.

On the last day of his visit, the Prime Minister met leaders of the three permanent members of the UN Security Council – US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande.

In his meeting with Barack Obama, the two nations decided to “further refine” the Indo-US strategic partnership.

Before leaving for India, PM Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

(With inputs from PTI)