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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden and take part in the first in-person summit meeting of Quad leaders on the second day of his significant visit to the US.

This was the first meeting between the two leaders since Biden assumed office as the US President in January this year.

The two leaders were expected to review progress in the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership which is anchored in mutual trust, shared interests, goodwill and robust engagement of their citizens.

The meeting comes in the background of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the two leaders will discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest.

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 also held virtually. PM Modi also virtually took part in the G7 Summit held at Cornwall in the UK in June this year.

Here are the updates from the meeting:

  • PM Modi leaves from the White House after his bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden. He will attend the first in-person Quad Leaders' Summit later today.
  • President Biden recalls his visit to India:

  • US President Biden said: “We are watching a new chapter in India-US ties."
  • “PM Modi and I are going to talk about what more we could do to fight Covid-19 and ensure stability in indo-pacific," said Biden.
  • PM Modi signed the visitor book in Roosevelt Room of the White House.

  • US President Joe Biden said he has long believed that the India-US relationship can help solve a lot of global challenges. “In fact, back in 2006, I had said that by 2020 India and the US will be among the closest nations in the world," Biden said.
  • “The seeds have been sown for an even stronger friendship between India and the USA," PM Modi said.
  • “Trade holds importance on its own between India and the US. In this decade, we can be complementary to each other. There are many things with the US, that are needed by India and many things with India that can be useful for the US. Trade will be a major sector in this decade," said Modi.
  • Trade between the two countries is complimentary, said PM Modi, adding that trade will continue to play a major role in bilateral relations.
  • President Biden told PM Modi that the relationship between India and the US, the largest democracies in the world, is destined to be stronger, closer and tighter.
  • PM Modi, President Biden address media:

  • Modi quoted Mahatama Gandhi and said: “Mahatma Gandhi always used to talk about trusteeship of the planet. This sentiment of trusteeship is the need of the hour globally."
  • During his meeting with Biden, PM Modi said: “I thank you for the warm welcome accorded to me and my delegation. Earlier, we had an opportunity to hold discussions, and at that time you had laid out the vision for India-US bilateral relations. Today, you are taking initiatives to implement your vision for India-US relations."

  • After his bilateral talks with Biden, PM Modi will attend the first in-person Quad summit hosted by the US President. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga too will attend the summit.
  • The meeting between PM Modi and President Biden is expected to be an hour long.
  • PM Modi met President Joe Biden and held a bilateral meeting at the Oval Office in the White House.
  • “This morning I am hosting Indian PM 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 & open Indo-Pacific, and tackling everything from Covid-19 to climate change," President Biden said before the meeting.
  • PM Modi has arrived at the White House to hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden

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Updated: 25 Sep 2021, 05:49 AM IST
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