PM Modi leaves for US

Brussels: After concluding his first official visit to Belgium, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Washington D.C. on late Wednesday evening, where he will be attending the fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) from March 31 to April 1.

"Leaving for Washington DC after a satisfying Belgium visit. My thanks to Belgian people & Government for their exceptional hospitality," Modi tweeted soon after he finished addressing the Indian diaspora in the Belgian capital.

"Am certain my visit will lead to stronger ties with Belgium & EU. India, Europe and the world will gain from strong ties between us," he added.

Leaders of 53 nations and four international organisations will be attending the NSS in Washington.

On Thursday evening, Modi will be attending a leaders-only thematic dinner to be hosted by US President Barack Obama at the White House, which will be followed by three plenary sessions on Friday when India, along with other participating nations, will submit their national nuclear progress reports.

(With agency inputs)

News24 Bureau