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Modi leaves for US on a packed agenda

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on September 22, 2021

Will hold bilaterals with Biden, Morrison, Suga, participate in Quad meet, address UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his visit to the US will be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with the country and consolidate relations with strategic partners Japan and Australia.

“During my visit, I will review the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President (Joe) Biden and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest,” Modi said on Wednesday before leaving for his visit from September 22–25.

Also see: Modi-Biden to discuss defence, trade, clean energy, Afghanistan

The Indian PM will participate in the first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit on September 24 with Biden, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga.

“The Summit provides 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,” Modi said.

Also see: Quad coordination crucial for tackling global issues like securing free and open Indo-Pacific: Experts

The PM will also hold bilaterals with his counterparts from Japan and Australia.

“I will conclude my visit with an address at the United Nations General Assembly focusing on pressing global challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, climate change and other important issues,” the PM said.

Published on September 22, 2021

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