It will be the first in-person travel by Prime Minister Modi outside the sub-continent since the outbreak of the pandemic last year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would land in the US on a two-day (September 24-25) visit to participate in Quadrilateral Leaders’ Summit and the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.

As per the MEA, on September 24, Prime Minister Modi will travel to Washington DC to attend the Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework along with US President Joseph R Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

The Ministry said the Quad leaders will review progress made since their first virtual summit on March 12 and discuss regional issues of shared interest.

As part of their ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, they will review the Quad Vaccine initiative which was announced in March this year.

They will also exchange views on contemporary global issues such as critical and emerging technologies, connectivity and infrastructure, cyber security, maritime security, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, climate change and education.

The summit will provide a valuable opportunity for dialogue and interactions among the Leaders, anchored in their shared vision of ensuring a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.

On September 25, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to address the General Debate of the High-Level Segment of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

The theme for this year’s General Debate is ‘Building Resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the UN.