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PM Modi Concludes 7-Day US Visit, Thanks Prez Trump, Americans For Exceptional Welcome

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 September 2019, 02:18 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for India (Photo Source: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for India (Photo Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday concluded his seven-day US visit, thanking the American people for the "exceptional welcome, warmth and hospitality" and expressed confidence that the diverse range of programmes he attended during the stay will greatly benefit India and its development trajectory.

"I would like to express gratitude to the people of USA for the exceptional welcome, warmth and hospitality. I would also like to thank President Trump and other respected Members of the American Congress and Government," PM Modi tweeted.

Besides, the prime minister also detailed his week-long visit and the programmes, including his address to the 74th UN General Assembly in New York and the mega "Howdy Modi!" event in Houston, just before emplaning the special aircraft to return to Delhi. He also thanked US President Donald Trump for gracing the historic diaspora outreach event with his presence.

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"Community connect is at the heart of India-USA relations. I will never forget the Howdy Modi programme, made more special by the coming of President Donald Trump. That gesture showed how much he personally, and USA values ties with India as well as the role of our talented diaspora" he wrote in another tweet.

The prime minister also mentioned his "excellent" bilateral meetings with international leaders and the roundtable with American industry leaders.

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"Drawing more investment to India and acquainting the world with India's reform trajectory was one of the aims too. My interactions with energy sector CEOs in Houston and American captains of industry in NY were successful. The world is eager to explore opportunities in India," Modi said.

Speaking of his UNGA address, Modi said he shared his views on India's progress in healthcare, mitigating climate change and the need for all those who believe in humanity to come together to fight terror. PM Modi said he also shared his thoughts on how India will keep working towards making our planet more peaceful, prosperous and harmonious.

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"Wherever I went, whoever I met, be it world leaders, industrialists or citizens from all walks of life, there is a great spirit of optimism towards India. There is also immense appreciation of India's efforts to improve sanitation, healthcare and empower the poor," he said in a series of tweets.

Modi also said India was honoured to host a special event marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

First Published: Saturday, September 28, 2019 12:33 PM
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