Modi leaves for US after halt in Frankfurt

Updated - November 17, 2021 01:46 am IST

Published - September 26, 2014 05:38 pm IST - Frankfurt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Frankfurt international airport late Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Frankfurt international airport late Thursday.

After an overnight transit halt here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday left for the U.S. during which he will address the UN General Assembly, hold talks with President Barack Obama and meet top American corporate leaders besides a series of other engagements.

On his first leg of the high-profile five-day visit, Mr. Modi will land in New York, where he will address the 69th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Saturday and a rally at the famous Madison Square Garden on Sunday, which is likely to be attended by around 20,000 people from the Indian-American community.

Mr. Modi will have a summit-level meeting with Obama on September 30 and today in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, the Prime Minister described America as India’s “natural global partner”.

“The U.S. is our natural global partner. India and the US embody the enduring and universal relevance of their shared values,” Mr. Modi wrote.

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