Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in New York last night. These include Prime Ministers of Belgium, New Zealand and Armenia, and President of Estonia.
In his meeting with the Armenia PM Nikol Pashinyan, Mr Modi stressed on the need to considerably enhance the volume of bilateral trade and investment. PM Modi also sought Armenia’s support for concluding an expeditious trading arrangement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU) of which Armenia is a member.
Mr Modi also thanked Pashinyan for Armenia’s consistent support for India’s candidature for the permanent membership of an expanded UN Security Council. Mr Modi discussed bilateral ties during his meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
During the meeting with his counterpart from Belgium Charles Michel, the two leaders agreed to intensify efforts on early conclusion of negotiations on the bilateral investment and trade agreement and enhance closer cooperation on counter-terrorism, multilateral institutions and migration and mobility. Mr Modi’s fourth bilateral of the day was with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid.