PM Narendra Modi leaves for seven-day visit to Ireland, US

New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for a two-nation tour of Ireland and USA amid his confidence that his visit will help further deepen ties with these two countries.

PM Narendra Modi leaves for seven-day visit to Ireland, US

In the first leg of his seven-day trip, he will visit Ireland, marking first Prime Ministerial visit from India in almost 60 years.

In Dublin, he will hold talks with Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Leaving for Ireland, where I will hold delegation level talks with Mr. Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland & interact with Indian community.

Taking to micro blogging site, Modi said, “Leaving for Ireland, where I will hold delegation level talks with Mr. Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland & interact with Indian community. After Ireland, will travel to New York City.”

In New York, Modi will address a UN Sustainable Development Summit and participate in a Summit on peacekeeping being hosted by US President Barack Obama.

The Prime Minister will also be meeting several world leaders and have interactions with leading investors and financial sector firms. There will be a working dinner where major Fortune-500 companies will be present to deliberate on investment opportunities in India.

He will also travel to West Coast where he will visit Facebook Headquarters for a Townhall Q&A with its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He will also visit Google campus and Tesla Motors.

In San Jose, he will interact with the Indian community on September 27.

Ahead of the visit, Modi said he was going to USA at a “historic moment” when the UN is celebrating its 70th anniversary. “India attaches great importance to the United Nations.

“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 said.

This year, India will host a summit of G-4 leaders in New York where the main agenda would be the UNSC reforms.