New York, Sep 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with the President of Niger Issoufou Mahamadou and the prime minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte, and also met UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Monday.
With the Niger president, the talks focused on intensifying bilateral cooperation in the area of solar energy, agriculture and counter terrorism.
With the Italian PM, the talks focused on strengthening bilateral ties, especially in trade and investment.
Italian SMEs were invited to India to take advantage of low cost production, and cooperation in the defence sector was also discussed, according to a tweet by the MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
With Henrietta Fore, PM Modi underlined the efforts made by India towards health and nutrition of children in India through several focused initiatives.