Washington D.C.: On the sidelines of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held bilateral meeting with his New Zealand counterpart John Key and discussed cooperation in trade, technology, tourism and education.
“Not just cricket on the agenda, as PM @narendramodi meets New Zealand PM @johnkeypm for 1st meeting in Washington. Lots on the agenda. PM @narendramodi and @johnkeypm discuss cooperation in trade, technology, tourism and education,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
“Discussing stronger India- New Zealand ties with @johnkeypm,” tweeted the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Both the Prime Ministers are in the U.S. to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit from March 31 to April 1 here.
Prime Minister Modi will also meet scientists from US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). A memorandum of understanding on setting up LIGO facility in India will be signed between India and the United States on the occasion.
The Prime Minister is also expected to meet other leaders later in the day before drive down to the White House to participate in a dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama in honour of the world leaders attending the fourth nuclear summit.
The leaders will discuss nuclear threat perceptions marking the beginning of the summit.
Earlier, the Prime Minister, before beginning his official engagements greeted a large number of Indian community, who came to see him.