PM Modi Leaves For US, Aims To Fortify ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for a 3-day visit to the United States. The Prime Minister’s visit will have three major elements.

This will be Modi’s first major trip abroad since the pandemic halted all international travel. As such this will be Modi’s first in-person meeting with Biden since he assumed office.

Before the departure, the PM said, ” During my visit, I will review the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President Biden and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest. I am also looking forward to meeting Vice President Kamala Harris to explore opportunities for cooperation between our two nations particularly in the area of science and technology. ”

Stating that he will address the UNGA focusing on global challenges including Covid-19, need to combat terrorism and climate change, PM Modi said that his primary focus would be to “take forward our collaboration on important global issues”.

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

The first summit of the quadrilateral security dialogue, commonly known as the quad is being hosted by the US president on the same day, where Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison will also be present.

Modi will attend a COVID-19 global summit called by President Biden soon after he lands in the US. The third segment of the visit will be in New York, where Modi will address the UN General Assembly. There will be also be meetings with American business leaders as India continues to pitch for investments from abroad. He flies back home on September 26.

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