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PM Modi’s schedule during US visit 2021: Meeting Biden, addressing Quad Leaders’ Summit & UNGA!

PM Modi’s schedule during US visit 2021: Let’s have a quick view of pM Modi’s programme list and schedule. Khushneet Kaur reports…

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took off on a 3-day visit on Wednesday, September 22-25, to United States where he will be addressing the UN General Assembly, attending the Quad Leaders’ Summit, and will hold a meeting with US President Joe Biden.

The PM is being accompanied by external affairs minister S Jaishankar and national security advisor Ajit Doval among other high-level delegates.

PM Modi tweeted, “At the invitation of Joe Biden, I am visiting the USA to continue our dialogue, and exchange views on areas of mutual interest. Also looking forward to meeting Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss global issues and explore ideas for cooperation between India and US.”

PM Modi-Joe Biden meeting

This is the first time, PM Modi will visit USA since Joe Biden took charge as the President, and this will be their first in-person meeting, after having virtually met on three occasions.

Foreign secretary, Harsh V Shringla said that the meeting between Modi and Biden, on 24 September, will focus on the agenda of regional security situation of the present, following the recent developments in Afghanistan.

PM Modi's schedule during US visit 2021: Meeting Biden, addressing Quad Leaders' Summit & UNGA!
President Biden to host a bilateral meeting with PM Modi.

PM Modi-US Vice-President Kamala Harris meeting

This will be PM’s first formal interaction with the US Vice-President Harris, after their telephone call in June, and they are expected to discuss their views on bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual interest.

PM Modi’s first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit

PM will attend the Quad Leaders’ Summit on September 24, alongside President Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Premier Yoshihide Suga.

“My visit to the US would be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with the USA, consolidate relations with our strategic partners, Japan and Australia, and to take forward our collaboration on important global issues,” said the PM in a departure statement.

This will be an opportunity for the four leaders to take a stock of the outcomes of the Summit, and identify priorities for future engagements.

PM Modi addressing UNGA on Covid

Modi will be travelling to New York on the evening of September 24, and will be addressing the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on 25th, where he will focus on the pressing global challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, climate change and other important issues.

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