Modi, Obama to meet at UN on Monday
US President Barack Obama will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Monday, the White House said.
Washington: US President Barack Obama will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Monday, the White House said.
Senior Obama national security aide Ben Rhodes said Thursday the discussions would include issues related to a major climate conference, where countries are being asked to set emissions targets.
The two leaders held cordial talks in New Delhi earlier this year, marking a warming of relations that had been strained by a series of diplomatic upsets in late 2013.
Heading to New York for the UN General Assembly, Modi will address a sustainable development forum before traveling to Silicon Valley seeking to promote his country as open for business.
The Indian premier will meet Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and other Internet leaders as he pushes for investment in India`s IT sector, after coming to power in May 2014 pledging to revive India`s flagging economy.
Obama will be arriving in New York on Sunday afternoon, addressing the General Assembly on Monday and leaving the city on Tuesday afternoon.
The White House has already announced he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, and said further bilateral meetings could be added in the coming days.