- The meeting between Narendra Modi and Joe Biden will be followed by the Quad Summit; Modi met US VP Kamala Harris on Thursday
Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the US on a three-day tour, will meet US President Joe Biden on Friday for bilateral talks. This will be the first in-person meeting of the two leaders since January when Biden was sworn in as the US president.
Modi reached the US on Wednesday. During their meeting at the White House on Friday, he and Biden are expected to talk about multiple issues, including Afghanistan.
The hour-long meeting will be followed by the Quad Summit with Japan, US and Australia.
On Thursday, PM Modi announced that India would resume the export of Covid-19 vaccine to other countries.
Kamala Harris refers to Pakistan’s role in terrorism
On Thursday, PM Narendra Modi met US VP Kamala Harris. During the meeting, Harris referred to Pakistan’s role in terrorism. Acknowledging the presence of terror groups in Pakistan, Harris called upon the country to ensure that these groups do not impact the security of US and India. She agreed that India hd been a victim of terrorism for a long time now and said that there was need to rein in and closely monitor Pakistan’s support to terrorist groups.
PM Modi described her as an inspiration for many across the world and called her a ‘true friend’ who spoke like family.
Meanwhile, the US has clarified that no country, including India and Japan, will be made part of AUKUS, the trilateral security partnership among Australia, UK and US formed to meet security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
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