PM Modi will spend Wednesday in Ireland where he will hold discussions with Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

He will depart for New York the same evening for the US leg of his tour. The prime minister will be in the US till September 29.

Earlier Modi posted on Facebook and said he will be going to Ireland on September 23, the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in almost 60 years, and hold talks with Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny

"We hope to further develop strong people-to-people and economic ties with Ireland in the  years to come. In Ireland, I will also interact with the Indian community," he wrote. On September 24, Modi will travel to the US. "This visit seeks to build on the substantial ground covered during my last visit to USA and President Barack Obama's visit to India early this year," he added.

Noting he was going to the US at a historic moment when the United Nations is celebrating its 70th anniversary, he said that in July, he had written to 193 heads of governments outlining India's vision for UN agenda and reforms. “I am glad that leaders of several nations wrote back appreciating our vision," the Prime Minister wrote.

In New York City, Modi will address the UN Sustainable Development Summit for formal adoption of post-2015 new sustainable development agenda.

 

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