Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a statement prior to his US visit has made an appeal to global companies to invest in India. “I look forward to meeting business leaders to invite them to participate more actively in India`s economic growth and transformation. This is message that I will also convey to the U.S. business community in Washington DC”, said the Prime Minister. PM will visit the US 26 to 30 September 2014. He will attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York and, thereafter, visit Washington DC on 29-30 September 2014 for a bilateral summit with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Mentioning that the 69th session of the UN General Assembly is meeting at a moment of many pressing challenges for the international community – a still fragile global economy, turbulence and tension in many parts of the world, growth and spread of terrorism, the Ebola health crisis in Africa, climate change and the endemic global challenge of poverty, the Prime Minister said: I will call for a stronger global commitment and more concerted multilateral action in meeting these challenges. I will urge early adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda with focus on growth, development and elimination of poverty.
“I keenly await the opportunity to meet the Indian American Community at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Their success in diverse fields, their contribution to the United States, their abiding bonds with India and their role as a vibrant bridge between the two largest democracies is a source of pride for us. They serve as a window to our heritage, progress and potential”, said the Prime Minister.
Modi said that he looks forward to meeting President Obama. “His life`s journey is a remarkable testimony to the rights and opportunities that democracies provide, and an inspiration for people around the world”, PM said. I am confident that the visit will mark the start of a new chapter in our strategic partnership, added PM Modi.