Narendra Modi in meeting with the President of United States of America (USA), Mr. Barack Obama, in New York on September 28, 2015.
In their fifth meeting in about a year on Monday, Modi and Obama discussed a host of issues, including stepping up economic engagement and climate change, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. PM Modi concludes USA visit, says “a lot of ground has been covered” “India’s commitment to UN Peacekeeping remains strong and will grow”, Modi said in his address to the UN Summit on Peace Operations here yesterday.
In his meeting with the British Prime Minister, Modi asked the United Kingdom to partner in the Make in India initiative, especially in the defence manufacturing sector, where the cap on FDI has been raised to 49 per cent.
Facebook and other Silicon Valley companies are working hard to woo the growing market of Indian internet users.
At Facebook, Modi spoke about his personal history and several of his plans focused on sharpening connections between India and the American tech industry.
President Obama praised Modi for his commitment to clean energy, saying that the Indian leadership on climate change would be critical for decades to come.
Mr Modi added that the two sides had set “ambitious national agendas” to tackle climate change.
We’ve elevated our ties.
“Our partnership is of great significance to the world“, Modi said thanking “Obama for answering my call on the global partnership for sustainable development“.
We agreed that this is a critical issue for the world; that all of us have responsibilities. “When we were small, to sustain us she cleaned dishes, filled water, did laborious work at neighbouring houses”. “And, it is equally important to develop mechanisms to ensure that the affordable also become accessible to those who need it the most”, he said. He also sought US support to complete the reform process within a fixed time frame. They noted the recently concluded Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, and discussions on Energy and Cyber-Security.
Zuckerberg said Modi is “setting an example” for how world leaders should connect with their citizens.
The meeting here comes against the backdrop of the rock star reception he received Sunday from the diaspora at San Jose reminiscent of the “Madison Square Garden moment” that preceded his first summit with Obama at the White House past year. “He is ready to play a very constructive role”, he added.