PM Modi's UNGA Speech Schedule Out, Will Speak Before Imran Khan

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Prime Minister Modi will address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 27. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speak after PM Modi

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Prime Minister Modi will address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 27. The session is scheduled to begin at 09:00 (New York time), and it will begin with an address from the President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory. The general debate will be continued by the Vice-President of Indonesia and Prime Minister of Lesotho following which PM Modi will address the General Assembly. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is also scheduled to address the gathering after PM Modi's speech. 

PM Modi meets several world leaders on the sidelines of the UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern strongly condemned the Pulwama and the Christchurch terror attacks as they met and extended support to each other to fight terrorism. PM Modi and Ardern met on the sidelines of the UNGA summit and reviewed the bilateral relations and discussed steps to intensify political, economic, defence, security and people to people relations, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

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They also discussed the global and regional issues of mutual interest, including the issue of international terrorism and appreciated the convergence of views between the two countries on this issue.

"Both countries have strongly condemned and extended support to each other following the Pulwama and Christchurch terror attacks," the statement said.

PM Modi congratulates Belgium PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel on the sidelines of the High-Level Segment of the 74th Session of the UNGA in New York on September 25, 2019. PM Modi congratulated PM Charles Michel on his election as the President of the European Council.

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Smooth bilateral relations

Both leaders reviewed the excellent relations between India and Belgium and the follow-up decisions taken during the visit of His Majesty the King of Belgium to India in 2017. They discussed the intensification of strategic and security relations between India and the EU.

The two leaders also agreed to intensify their efforts on early conclusion of negotiations on the Bilateral Investment and Trade Agreement, connectivity, closer cooperation on counter-terrorism, multilateral institutions, and migration and mobility. The two leaders also agreed that the 15th India-EU Summit should be held at an early date.

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On Wednesday, PM Modi had had a hectic day on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, where he had multiple meetings with leaders from across the world as well as with business leaders from various sectors, industries and companies such as Mariott, Coca Cola, Shell, IBM, etc. The PM also met with the Caricom leaders in the first-ever India-CARICOM leaders' Meeting. CARICOM leaders represent 'The Caribbean Community and Common Market', which is a group of twenty developing countries in the Caribbean region. 

Pakistan, meanwhile, has been on a single-track agenda to peddle its narrative on Kashmir and make all attempts possible to deny the terrorism emanating from its soil, with results proving extremely limited.

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