PM Modi is visiting the US at the invitation of President Joe Biden

In his statement before embarking on a four-day trip to the US from Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during his bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden, he would review the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with the latter and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

He also said that he was visiting the US from September 22 to 25, 2021 at the invitation of President Joe Biden.

The Prime Minister said during his visit, he would be looking forward to meeting Vice President Kamala Harris to explore opportunities for cooperation between the two nations particularly in the area of science and technology.

The Prime Minister also said that he would participate in the first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit along with President Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan.

The Summit, Prime Minister Modi said, would provide an opportunity to take stock of the outcomes of our Virtual Summit in March this year and identify priorities for future engagements based on our shared vision for the Indo-Pacific region.

The Prime Minister further said he would be meeting the Australian Prime Minister and the Japanese Prime Minister to take stock of the strong bilateral relations with their respective countries and continue our useful exchanges on regional and global issues.

He added that he would conclude his visit with an Address at the United Nations General Assembly focusing on the pressing global challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, climate change and other important issues.

The Prime Minister said his visit to the US would be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with the US, consolidate relations with our strategic partners – Japan and Australia - and to take forward our collaboration on important global issues.