Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Mingles With Enthusiastic Supporters on Madison Avenue And Meets Mayor Of New York
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, arrived in New York ,Via Frankfurt, on a special Air India Boeing plane ,on Friday.
He was,as protocol, received at JFK Airport by Dr. S Jaishankar, Ambassador of India in the United States.
P M Shri was greeted by hundreds of people who were waiting for him at Madison Avenue in New York, close to the hotel where he will be staying. P M Came out Of Security Circle And mingled with the people for a few minutes.
The Mayor of New York, Mr. Bill de Blasio, called on the Prime Minister. During the discussion, he briefed the Prime Minister on public housing projects New York City.
The issue of terrorism came up for discussion, with the Prime Minister saying India has been fighting against terror for long. Mr. Blasio gave a brief overview of steps taken by New York City to tackle terrorism post 9/11.
Prof. Harold Varmus, the Director, US National Cancer Institute, called on the Prime Minister. Issues related to public health+ sanitation+ malnutrition + immunization were discussed.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on Saturday.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi being greeted by the people, in New York, on September 26, 2014.