United Nations: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first address to the UN General Assembly, top industrialist Gautam Adani from his home state Gujarat was seen in the audience here at the UN headquarters.
Adani, head of largely Gujarat based business conglomerate Adani group, is considered to be very close to Modi and is among the select group of top industrialists from India who have come to the US during the Prime Minister's five-day visit.
The visit is considered to be very important in further strengthening economic ties between the two countries.
Talking about various issues during his nearly 35-minute speech at UN, Modi also said that there is a need to pursue a more stable and inclusive global development.
"Globalisation has created new poles of growth; new industries; and new source of employment. At the same time, billions live on the edge of poverty and want; countries that are barely able to survive a global economic storm," he said.
Stressing on the need for genuine international partnerships, Modi said, "when we craft agreements on international trade, we accommodate each other's concerns and interests."