“Howdy Modi” at Houston

Prime Minister’s addressed the Indian community event- ‘ Howdy Modi’ at Houston

New Delhi: Modi visited to United States of America from 21 to 27 September 2019. He visited Houston and, thereafter, New York to attend the High Level Segment of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

In Houston, He had interacted with CEOs of leading energy companies in the US with the aim to enhance India-US energy partnership. Energy has emerged as a new area of mutually beneficial cooperation and is fast becoming an important facet of our bilateral relationship.

Prime Minister and Donald Trump, President of USA at the Indian Community Event in Houston, Texas (September 22, 2019)

In Houston, PM Modi addressed to the Indian-American community. Their success in diverse fields, their contribution to the US in various walks of life, their strong bonds with India and their role as a living bridge between our two democracies is a source of pride for us. He said that, “It is a matter of great honour for the Indian diaspora and pleasure for me that President of the United States Mr. Donald Trump grace the occasion with his presence and join me in addressing the community. This would be a maiden appearance of US President in an Indian community event with me, and marks a new milestone in our outreach to them”.

In Houston, Hehad interacted with various groups of the Indian-American community and their elected representatives.

In New York, He participated in various major events in the United Nations. Since its participation as a founding member of the United Nations in 1945, India has shown unwavering commitment to multilateralism to advance peace and security and promote broad-based inclusive economic growth and development in the world.

This year, the 74th session of the UN General Assembly had the theme “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”. There are many pressing challenges for the international community – a still fragile global economy, turbulence and tension in many parts of the world, growth and spread of terrorism, climate change and the endemic global challenge of poverty. They require stronger global commitment and concerted multilateral action. Modireiteratedhis commitment to reformed multilateralism, which is responsive, effective and inclusive, and in which India plays her due role.

Through PM Modi participation in UN events, which showcase our country success in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals. At the Climate Action Summit on 23rd September, Modi highlighted India’s robust action to address climate change in line with global goals and our international commitments.

At the UN event on Universal Health Coverage, similarly, Prime Minister  shared on the world stage India’s achievements in providing healthcare for the needy through many initiatives, including the Ayushman Bharat programme.

India  celebrated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which  underlined the continuing relevance of Gandhian thoughts and values in today’s world. Several Heads of State and Government along with UN Secretary General was grace the occasion to paid our collective tribute to Gandhiji and underscored the significance of his message.

Modi hold bilateral meetings with leaders from other countries and UN entities on the margins of the UNGA. For the first time, India hold leadership level interactions with the leaders of the Pacific Island States, and leaders of the CARICOM group on the margins of UNGA. This will take forward our vibrant South-South cooperation and partnership with them.

Prime minister Modi met President Trump in Houston and New York.They reviewedtheir bilateral relations in order to bring even more benefits to two nations and peoples. The US is a vital partner for our national development, with rich possibilities of partnership in education, skills, research, technology and innovation, and an enabler for India in economic growth and national security. Shared values, convergent interests and complementary strengths provide the foundation for natural partnership between the world’s oldest and largest democracies. Working together, they can contribute to building a more peaceful, stable, secure, sustainable and prosperous world.

Modi, New York visit also covered important elements of bilateral relations with the US. Modi addressed the opening plenary of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum and invited American business leaders to participate more actively in India’s economic growth and transformation. PM Modi felt honoured by the decision of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to confer upon me the Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019.

Modi said, that he confident that his visit to US presented India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader, and will also help impart new energy to our relations with the US.

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