Thursday, October 21, 2021

PM Modi arrives in US to attend first-in-person Quad Summit

At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi early on Thursday morning (Sept. 23) (IST) arrived in Washington DC on his three-day visit to the US.

Following the arrival, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received by Indian Ambassador to the USA, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, T.H. Brian McKeon.

Exuberant members of the Indian diaspora were also present at the Andrews airbase to welcome Prime Minister.

PM Modi called the Indian diaspora ‘country’s strength and thanked them for the warm welcome.

“Our diaspora is our strength. It is commendable how the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself across the world,” PM Modi said.

On his visit to the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold meetings with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. This would be PM’s first in-person with President Biden after he took over the office as President of the United States. Prime Ministers Narendra Modi will further join Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan’s PM Yoshihide Suga for the first in-person Quad meeting along with Presiden Biden. PM Modi is also scheduled to meet CEOs of leading US companies to highlight economic opportunities in India.

Earlier Prime Minister Modi also participated in the COVID-19 Global summit hosted by US President Joe Biden. During the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the world for standing with India when the country was going through the second wave of pandemic.

PM Modi added that an innovative digital platform called ‘CO-WIN’ helped the country to vaccinate over 200 million Indians.

“Over 200 million Indians are now fully vaccinated,” said Prime Minister.

He further said that the world need to focus on addressing the pandemic economic effects.

PM Modi stressed that international travel should be made easier, through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates.

 

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