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Two years of Modi government: 23 countries PM visited after first year

With These Trips He Also Earned Titles Like The First Indian Prime Minister To Visit UAE In 34 Years, First Indian PM To Visit UK In Decade And Many More. They Say, The Motive Behind Such Extensive Outgoings Is To Actually Pull Investors In The Nation. 'Make In India' Is One Of The Initiatives PM Modi Has Always Kept On Sale During These Visits

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 26 May 2016, 02:32:26 PM
Two years of Modi government: 23 countries PM visited after first year.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always been slammed by opposition for being out on foreign trips. And, this has never impacted his will to meet leaders from all corners of the world. During the second year at his office he visited nothing less than 23 countries including the latest one to Iran, which Pakistan, China and United States closely monitored.

With these trips he also earned titles like the first Indian Prime Minister to visit UAE in 34 years, first Indian PM to visit UK in decade and many more. They say, the motive behind such extensive outgoings is to actually pull investors in the nation. 'Make in India' is one of the initiatives PM Modi has always kept on sale during these visits. ( Also Read: 2 years of Narendra Modi govt: Top 10 flagship schemes)

On May 26, 2016, NDA government complete 2 years in office. And on the occasion we bring you a brief about PM Modi's visit to 23 nations.

Bangladesh (June 06, 2015): Soon after celebrating first anniversary in office, PM Modi packed his bags for Bangladesh. He visited the nation on the 6th & 7th June 2015. PM Modi held talks with PM Sheikh Hasina and there were signing of multiple MOU’s. In a bid to strengthen ties, India and Bangladesh also signed the Land Boundary Agreement.

Central Asia (July 06, 2015): After one month, PM Modi embarked on a journey of Central Asia. He visited Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The visit was historic and special because it was a significant effort to expand India’s cooperation with the Central Asian Nations on an unprecedented scale.

UAE (August 16, 2015): On 16th August 2015, PM Modi visited United Arab Emirates (UAE). This was the first Prime Ministerial visit in 34 years. PM Modi's visit to the UAE ushered in a golden era of strong India-UAE ties. The visit strengthens economic ties, enhances security cooperation and brings the two nations much closer. (Also Read: Have undertaken maximum reforms, says PM Narendra Modi)

USA (September 25, 2015): This time PM Modi landed to a very tight schedule as he first addressed a summit on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals at the UN, then went fora summit hosted by President Obama on peacekeeping forces. PM Modi also held talks with G4 leaders on reforms in the UNSC. He pitched 'Make in India' campaign to global investors in San Jose. Then he also visited offices of many global companies like Google, Facebook and Tesla Motors.

UK (November 12, 2015): PM Narendra Modi paid a historic visit to the UK from November 12th to 14th. It was the first Prime Ministerial visit in over a decade. PM Modi held extensive meetings with the UK PM Cameron at Chequers, met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He also met several investors from the UK. The PM addressed the British Parliament and the City of London at an event at The Old Library, Guildhall. (Also Read: 2 years of Narendra Modi govt: A look at security related issues)

Malaysia (November 21, 2015): PM Modi visited Malaysia from November 21to 23. He attended the ASEAN-India Summit and the 10th East Asia Summit. PM Modi met PM Najib Razak of Malaysia and discussed bilateral ties with him.

Russia (December 23, 2015): Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Russia from December 23 to 24. He attended the 16th Annual India-Russia summit. PM Modi met President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Moscow and held extensive deliberations to further India-Russia ties. 16 key agreements were inked between both the countries during PM Modi's visit.

Singapore (November 23, 2015): PM Narendra Modi visited Singapore from November 23 to 24. The visit marked fifty years of strong India-Singapore relations. PM Modi met President Tony Tan Keng Yam, PM Lee Hsien Loong, Emeritus Senior Minister Mr. Goh Chok Tong and held wide-ranging talks to further strengthen India-Singapore ties.

Saudi Arabia (April 02, 2016): PM Narendra Modi visited Saudi Arabia on 2nd and 3rd April. Shri Modi met and held talks with H.M. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and other important members of the Royal family. The Prime Minister also attended a business event in Riyadh.

Iran (May 21, 2016): Last but not the least he visited Iran recently at the invitation of President Rouhani. During his visit, he met Hon’ble Supreme Leader of Iran, President Rouhani and several other leaders. His visit was aimed at enhancing connectivity, trade, investments, energy partnership, culture and people to people ties. Conclusion of the Chahbahar Agreement left countries like China, Pakistan and United States watch India’s move closely.

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First Published : 26 May 2016, 07:32:00 AM