Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden on Friday at the White House for a bilateral meeting.
In the meeting, the two leaders review the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between the two countries. Additionally, they exchange views on regional and global issues of mutant interest.
Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between the two countries is anchored in ‘mutual trust, shared interests, goodwill and robust engagement of their citizens’ and covers a wide gamut of areas including trade and defense.
Moreover, the two countries also discussed strategic convergence on Indo-Pacific.
President Biden ahead of the meeting said that he is looking forward to strengthening the deep ties between the two countries.
Biden Tweeted, “This morning I’m hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for a bilateral meeting. I look forward to strengthening the deep ties between our two nations, working to uphold a free and open Indo-pacific, and tackling everything from covid-19 to climate change,”
Notably, this is the first meeting between the two leaders since Biden assumed office as US President in January 2021.
The frequency of high-level visits and exchanges between the two countries has gone up significantly of late. PM Modi had visited the US in 2019 and then US President Donald Trump visited India in 2020. The two countries also held 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.
Since January, PM Modi and Biden have participated in three summits. Two of them were hosted by President Biden- the Quad virtual summit in March and the Climate Change Summit in April which was held virtually.
PM Modi also virtually took part in the G7 Summit held at Cornwall in the UK in June 2021.
On Thursday, PM Modi held bilateral meetings with United States Vice President Kamala Harris and Prime Ministers of Australia and Japan.