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PM Modi to hold first in-person bilateral talks with Joe Biden today; participate in Quad Summit

This is PM Narendra Modi's seventh visit to the US, ever since he took office in 2014. The PM's trip is an occasion to strengthen the Indo-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and consolidate ties with Japan and Australia.

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Washington Updated on: September 24, 2021 15:03 IST
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Washington DC: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by the Indian Community on his arrival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Joe Biden on Friday during his packed trip to the United States. The two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral ties and the situation in Afghanistan at length. This will be his first meeting with Biden after he became the US President in January this year.

Both leaders have spoken on multiple occasions after Biden, a Democrat, became US President in January. The last telephone conversation between them took place on April 26. Before today's meet, PM Modi met Biden on his first visit to the US as the Prime Minister in 2014. Biden was the Vice President at the time in the administration of President Barack Obama. 

Later, PM Modi will join the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit hosted by President Joe Biden. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as well as Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga will also join Modi and Biden during the summit. Later, Biden will hold a separate meeting with Japan PM Suga. 

"The President will participate in a bilateral meeting with His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India. This meeting in the Oval Office will have a pool spray at the top," the White House said in a statement.

"In the afternoon, the President will host the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders Summit with The Honorable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, and His Excellency Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan. This meeting in the East Room will have a pool spray at the top. After, the President will meet with His Excellency Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan. This meeting in the Red Room will be closed press," it added.

PM Modi in US: Day 2 itinerary 

11 AM: THE PRESIDENT participates in a bilateral meeting with His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India. Oval Office. Restricted In-House Pool Spray at the Top (Gather 10:55 AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

2:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT hosts the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit with The Honorable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, and His Excellency Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan. East Room.  Restricted In-House Pool Spray at the Top (Gather 1:15 PM – Palm Room Doors)

This is Modi's seventh visit to the US, ever since he took office in 2014. The PM's trip is an occasion to strengthen the Indo-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and consolidate ties with Japan and Australia.

On his first day, PM Modi met US Vice President Kamala Harris. Both the leaders exchanged views on recent global & regional developments. The two leaders discussed our vibrant bilateral partnership, covering emerging & critical technologies, healthcare, education & P2P linkages. Besides other talks, PM Modi invited Vice President Kamala Harris to India saying people are waiting to welcome her. On September 25, PM Modi will fly to New York to address the 76th United Nations General Assembly.

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