Washington DC24/9/21:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden and attend the Quad Summit at the White House today. This is going to be the first in-person meeting between the two leaders after Mr. Biden took over as the US President on January 20. Mr. Biden will also host the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit, which will be attended by Prime Minister Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
PM Modi will conclude his US visit tomorrow with an address at the United Nations General Assembly focusing on the pressing global challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, climate change, and other important issues.
This is Prime Minister Modi’s first visit abroad beyond the neighborhood since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Mr. Modi is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and senior officials. The high-level session of the UNGA began on Tuesday in New York.