At the invitation of America’s President, Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to the United States from September 23 to 25.
Since Joe Biden has taken over the position of US President, it is the first time PM Modi is going to the US. Earlier the two have met only through virtual summit meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic – first in March this year, the Quad summit than in April for the climate change summit.
Finally in June, the PM and President met or the G-7 summit. To accompany the Prime Minister, S. Jaishankar, India’s external affairs minister and national security advisor, Ajit Doval are also on the US visit with him.
PM Modi US Visit Agenda
On 23rd September at 7:15 p.m. PM Narendra Modi is going to meet the top five American CEOs from diverse areas like technology, IT sector, finance, renewable energy, and defense. The top five include the heads of Adobe, General Atomics, Qualcomm, First Solar, and Blackstone.
On the same day, PM Modi is also going to attend a bilateral meeting with the Vice-President of America, Kamala Harris. In this first formal meeting of both the individuals, they shall exchange their views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.
PM Modi to Attend Bilateral Meeting
In this three-day visit, the Prime Minister is going to attend a bilateral meeting with Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday, 24th September. In this bilateral meeting, the PM is intending to review the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership.
Both the leaders shall discuss the Afghan situations, cross-border terrorism, China’s increasing assertiveness, strengthen defense and security collaboration, explore new emerging technologies including R&D, and ways to stem radicalism says Harsh Vardhan Shringla. PM Modi is also going to participate in the Biden’s hosted, COVID-19 Global Summit.
PM Modi’s First in-person Quad Leaders Summit
Further, on that day PM Modi is going to participate in his first-in-person Quad Leaders Summit. The other participants of this meeting are US President Joe Biden, Japanese Premier Yoshihide, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
In this summit, they are going to discuss the stock of outcomes from the previous Quad Summit in March and set the future engagement priorities based on their vision for the Info Pacific region.
Further, PM Narendra Modi is also going to attend a bilateral meeting with the PM of Australia and Japan’s Premier to maintain the bilateral relation with both the countries and exchange views on regional and global issues on 23rd September.
Public Address at the 76th UN Assembly
After these one-on-one meetings, PM Modi is going to fly from Washington to New York on the same day evening. The next day he is going to address the 76th UN General Assembly. In this assembly, PM Modi is going to press focus on COVID-19 pandemic challenges including other global challenges, climate change, combating terrorism, and other necessary issues.
- PM Narendra Modi was received in Washington’s Andrews Joint Air force Base by senior officials from the Biden’s Administration and Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
- A large number of Indo-Americans greeted PM Modi at the airport, despite heavy rainfall since morning.
- PM Modi is going to stay at Hotel Willard Continental, Washington DC for the next two days.