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Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for a seven day tour to Ireland and US on Wednesday. Ireland would be the first stop, where PM Modi is expected to acknowledge the recovery of the Irish economy from a devastating economic crisis. This visit is expected to end with his visit in Silicon Valley in the West Coast of the US on September 29, as it is a seven day tour.

PM Modi is set to have discussion with Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Wednesday and the same evening he would leave for New York to continue his further journey.

The Dublin halt in Ireland would be special, as this would be PM Modi’s first visit and since 1956 an Indian Prime Minister would step in Ireland.

This visit of PM Modi would provide opportunities to improve the economic relations between the countries, as both the countries have complementarities between India’s flagship programmes Skill India and Digital India and Ireland’s proven educational institutions.

External Affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted about PM Modi’s visit.

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