PM Modi to leave for US tomorrow to attend UNGA, COVID-19 Global Summit

PM Modi to leave for US tomorrow to attend UNGA, COVID-19 Global Summit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for the US on September 22 morning and return to India on September 26. The prime minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval.

The main elements of the program will be the first in-person meeting with the US President Joe Biden, QUAD Leaders meet and United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 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 revitalize the United Nations.

Foreign Secretary HV Shringla said, "At their bilateral meeting on September 24, PM Modi and US Pres Biden will review India-US relations. They are expected to discuss how to bolster trade&investment ties, strengthen defence and security collaborations, boost clean energy partnerships among others."

Also, PM Modi will participate in the COVID-19 Global Summit hosted by US President Biden tomorrow.

He would be participating in the Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework in Washington D.C, USA, on 24 September 2021. Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan and President Joseph R. Biden of the USA, would be participating in the summit. The Leaders will review progress made since their first virtual Summit on 12 March 2021 and discuss regional issues of shared interest.