Less than a week after his UK-Turkey trip, Modi is off to Malaysia and Singapore


Less than a week after he returned from his whirlwind tour of UK and Turkey, PM Narendra Modii is off to his next two destinations.

India’s ministry of external affairs on Wednesday spoke to reporters about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s next foreign visit to Malaysia and Singapore starting 21 November.

Modi will address ASEAN meet on upon his arrival before addressing another diaspora event on the following day.

Foreign ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, said that Modi will address Wembley-like mega events both in Malaysia and Singapore.

The foreign ministry’s secretary (East) said, ” (This is because) Prime Minister likes to address diaspora community during his foreign trips.”

There are close to two million people of Indian origin living in Malaysia. Modi will leave for Singapore on 23 November, when he will deliver a lecture in front of a crowd consisting of policy makers of the country. He will return to India on the following day.

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With Modi making his intention of visiting as many countries as possible clear, it is expected that he would drop by another country in the vicinity.

Modi has come under severe criticism lately for his ‘excessive’ foreign travels, even though stats indicate he is not travelling much more than erstwhile PM Manmohan Singh. Voices from both the government and outside are calling for Modi to spend more time in India in order to push through crucial economic decisions.
Modi is likely to leave India soon after his return from Singapore. In December, he may well be in Paris to attend Global Climate Change Summit. Come 2016, Prime Minister Modi will be in Israel.
Modi’s foreign visits- a timeline
Malaysia (November 21-23, bilateral trip to Malaysia and ASEAN summit)

Singapore (November 23-24)

Paris, France (Global Climate Change Summit in December)

Israel (likely early next year)
Countries covered by Modi so far:

Ireland (September 22-23)

US (September 23-28) (New York-24,25, San Jose-26,27, New York-28)

UK (November 12-14)

Turkey (November 15-16, bilateral visit to Turkey and G20 in Antalya)

United Arab Emirates (August 16-17, 2015)

Tajikistan (July 12-13, 2015)

Turkmenistan (July 10-11, 2015)

Russia – for BRICS summit (July 8-10, 2015)

Kazakhstan (July 7-8, 2015)

Uzbekistan (July 6-7, 2015)

Bangladesh (June 6-7, 2015)

Korea (May 18-19, 2015)

Mongolia (May 17-18, 2015)

China (May 14-16, 2015)

Canada (April 14-17, 2015)

Germany (April 12-14, 2015)

France (April 9-11, 2015)

Sri Lanka (March 13-14, 2015)

Mauritius (March 11-12, 2015)

Seychelles (March 10-11, 2015)

Nepal – for 18th SAARC summit (November 25-27, 2014)

Fiji (November 9, 2014)

Australia (November 11-13, 2014)

Myanmar (November 11-13, 2014)

US (September 26-30, 2014)

Japan (August 30-September 3, 2014)

Nepal (August 3-4, 2014)

Brazil – 6th BRICS summit (July 14-16, 2014)

Bhutan (June 15-16, 2014)


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