WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will visit Ireland on Wednesday will hold discussions with his Irish counterpart Enda Kenny and will attend a working lunch hosted in his honor by the latter.
The meeting will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to review bilateral relations between the two countries as well as to discuss regional and global matters of mutual interest.
India and Ireland have traditionally had cordial and friendly relations going back to the time of our freedom movement.
The present visit will provide an excellent opportunity to bolster economic relations between the two countries.
Information technology, smart agriculture and food processing industry provide other areas for closer cooperation for mutual advantage.
The visit will also provide an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss global issues particularly in the context of the upcoming UN session which both Prime Ministers will be attending.
India and Ireland will explore possibilities of working together in the multilateral fora on global challenges including climate change, poverty alleviation, sustainable development goals, environment and disarmament.
Ireland also has a 26,000 strong Indian Community. Engagement with the diaspora provides another commonality between India and Ireland, which has a 70 million strong diaspora spread across the world.
Prime Minister Modi will depart from Dublin for New York the same day.