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UNGA 2019 : PM Narendra Modi holds series of bilateral meetings with world leaders in New York

New York, Sep 24: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held bilateral meetings with some world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian President Guiseppe Conte, and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the current Emir of Qatar, on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York.

Modi has on Sunday arrived in New York to attend the 74th session of the UNGA and hold series of bilateral talks with the world leaders participating in the event, post a historic visit at “Howdy, Modi!” event held in Houston, Texas, to address more than 50,000 Indian-Americans present at the NRG Stadium, accompanied by United States President Donald Trump and his 30-minute speech.

In New York, Modi interacted with a several leaders of state, including Merkel, Conte, bin Hamad, Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez, President Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger, President Hage Geingob of Namibia, Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte.

On Tuesday, Modi met Henrietta Fore, executive director of the UNICEF, in New York on the sidelines of the UNGA session. Both leaders discussed steps being taken by the Indian government towards ensuring children get full access to adequate nutrition and good quality healthcare.

During Modi’s bilateral meeting with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the current Emir of Qatar, on the sidelines of the UNGA session, both pioneers reviewed the wide-range of the relationship between Qatar and India. Moreover, Al Thani also highlighted the Indian prime minister’s endeavours to make “Yoga” an international event, spreading awareness around the world.

Modi, in his official twitter account, said he was “delighted” to meet the Amir of Qatar, adding they had held productive talks over strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

Earlier today, Modi held a bilateral meeting with Nigerian President Issoufou Mahamadou on the sidelines of the 74th UNGA session. During the meeting, both leaders discussed ways to enhance and deepen cooperation in wide-sectors such as agriculture, energy etc.

Both leaders had “fruitful” dialogues on several fields, including the people-to-people and economic partnership between Niger and India.

Moreover, he also had held a “wonderful” bilateral meeting with Italy’s President Guiseppe Conte on the margins of the UN session. Both the leaders agreed to work and cooperate together in wide-range sectors of the mutual interests and for benefits of both the nations’ citizens.

PM, in his official twitter handle, wrote: “We discussed strengthening existing areas of cooperation and exploring newer areas where our nations can cooperate.”

Narendra Modi had also held “extensive discussions” with Namibia. President Hage Geingob on the margins of the UNGA session, during which they discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and ties between the two countries, including improving trade and economic partnership.

In a tweet, Modi said: “Had a productive meeting with President Hage Geingob of Namibia. We spoke about expanding bilateral cooperation in various spheres.”

Earlier today, Indian PM Modi held bilateral dialogues with Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in New York on the sidelines of the 74th UNGA session. PMO India termed their meeting was “extremely productive”.

Modi, in a tweet, said they exchanged views on ways to give additional impetus to Maldives-India relations.

 

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