"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. Modi also added,"Coming from a culture that regards harmony as central to its ethos, I am glad to have an opportunity to address this forum. The new goals are closely aligned with India's vision for sustainable development and our flagship programmes for the same.”

Revealing he will also participate in a summit hosted by President Obama on peacekeeping, he noted that India has been one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping forces, with over 180,000 troops, more than from any other country.

"We are proud of our peacekeeping forces spread across the world, ensuring peace in difficult circumstances. I will pay homage to all those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for peace. And I look forward to sharing my thoughts on how to make peacekeeping more effective," he wrote.

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