PM Modi leaves for US

PM Modi leaves for US

Geneva:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for the US after ending his engagements in Switzerland, where he secured the European nation’s support for India’s NSG membership ahead of a key meeting of the 48-nation bloc.

“Au Revoir Geneve! In under half a day, PM completes visit and emplanes for Washington DC,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

During the visit, India and Switzerland also agreed to step up cooperation to unearth blackmoney Indians stashed in Swiss banks.

In Washington, the prime minister will meeet President Barack Obama at the Oval Office, their sixth after Modi assumed power.

He is also scheduled to address a joint session of US Congress on June 8.

Modi is on a five-nation tour. He began his travel in Afghanistan, then travelled to Qatar and Switzerland.

After the US, he will visit Mexico at the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto.