Sunday, October 24, 2021

PM Modi to participate in first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit in US on September 24

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit in Washington on 24th of September. Briefing media in New Delhi on Thursday evening, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Arindam Bagchi said, while in Washington, Mr Modi will also have a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden. He said, on 25th of September the Prime Minister will address the General Debate of the UN General Assembly at its 76th session. Mr. Bagchi said, bilateral meetings with other Quad leaders as well as bilateral meetings with some other leader is expected while Prime Minister will be in New York on 25th of September.

The Spokesman said, as Sanghai Cooperation Organisation, SCO turns 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 21st Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of State tomorrow. He said, the meeting is being hosted by Tajikistan. Mr Bagchi said, having become a full member in 2017, India remains committed to playing a positive and constructive role at SCO.

On Operation Devi Shakti, the Spokesman said, until and unless operations resume at Kabul airport, it will be difficult to say how will people be evacuated. He said, it will be easier once the operations resume. Mr Bagchi said, New Delhi is watching this, so that the remaining Indians and Afghans willing to come can be brought to India. On reports of a missing Indian in Afghanistan, he said, the Ministry of External Affairs has seen a missing person’s report, a reported Indian national Bansuri Lal missing in Kabul. The Spokesman said, New Delhi is in touch with all concerned. He said, we have seen reports about local authorities undertaking investigation. Mr Bagchi said, Government of India will continue to monitor situation.

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