PM Modi coming to U.S. Sept. 22, scheduled meetings with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 15th G20 summit via video conferencing in New Delhi. Photo courtesy PIB

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for the much-anticipated U.S. visit on Wednesday Sept. 23, 2021, where he will hold several bilateral meetings including with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, confirmed Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla on Tuesday.

Addressing a special press briefing on PM Modi’s visit, Shringla informed noted this will be the Prime Minister’s first visit abroad beyond the neighborhood since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. PM Modi will be accompanied by a high-level delegation consisting of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and senior officials including Shringla.

“The main elements of the program are bilateral meetings with US leaderships, participation at Quad leaders summit and address at the UN General Assembly,” the Foreign Secretary said.

“One of the highlights of the visit is meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House. This will be the Prime Minister’s first-in-person meeting with President Biden,” he said.

“The bilateral engagement includes meeting with US Vice-President Kamala Harris. This will be PM Modi’s first formal interaction with the vice president,” he added.

During the significant visit to the U.S’, PM Modi would on September 24 participate in the Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework in Washington along with his U.S., Japanese and Australian counterparts.

The bilateral meeting with the U.S. President is also scheduled for the day.

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