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PM Modi holds bilateral meet with Joe Biden ahead of G20 Summit

September 9, 2023 11:37 AM IST

PM Modi | G20 Summit | Joe Biden | US President

US President Joe Biden arrived in national capital Delhi on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 9-10, 2023. US President Biden, along with Janet Yellen, went for closed door meeting with PM Modi on Friday, after the former arrived in India. This is President Biden’s first visit to India as US President.

PM conveyed his appreciation for President Biden’s vision and commitment to further strengthen the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, which is based on shared democratic values, strategic convergences and strong people-to-people ties.

The two leaders commended the progress in implementing the futuristic and wide-ranging outcomes of PM’s historic State visit to the U.S. in June 2023, including under the India-U.S. Initiative for Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET).

The leaders welcomed the sustained momentum in bilateral cooperation , including in the areas of defence, trade, investment, education, health, research, innovation, culture and people-to-people ties.

President Biden warmly congratulated Prime Minister and the people of India on Chandrayaan-3’s historic landing near the lunar south pole and highlighted deepening cooperation between the two countries in Space.

The two leaders also exchanged views on a number of regional and global issues. They agreed that India- US partnership was beneficial not only for the people of the two countries but also for global good.

Prime Minister thanked President Biden for the consistent support received from the United States in ensuring success of India’s G20 Presidency.

US President Joe Biden and other G20 leaders gathered in New Delhi on Friday for their annual summit, as deep divisions between heavyweight members and a no-show by China’s Xi Jinping called the bloc’s relevance into question.

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