PM Modi US Visit:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral meetings with both US President Joe Biden (24th September) and Vice President Kamala Harris (23rd September) during his three-day US visit. PM Narendra Modi will also address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York as the first speaker of the day during this visit.
The highlight of PM Modi’s US visit is the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or the first in-person meeting of the Quad leaders on 24th September, in which PM Modi, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga, and Australian PM Scott Morrison, which will be hosted by US President Joe Biden at the White House. The US President will also host a lavish dinner on the same day.
As per the reports, PM Modi will also meet five CEOs of top American companies on 23rd September. While Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to be one of the five people to meet the Indian PM Narendra Modi in Washington, other names are still being finalized. On the same day, Modi will also have bilateral meetings with Suga and Morrison.
On the second day of the visit, the Indian PM will attend a series of meetings at the White House. While this will be Biden's first meeting with PM Modi since he became the US president and PM Modi’s first personal meeting with Harris. Indian Prime Minister Modi has previously met Biden, on his first visit to the US as prime minister in 2014. Biden was then the vice president in the administration of President Barack Obama. Modi is expected to leave for New York soon after the quad dinner on 24th September.
Modi last addressed the UNGA in person in 2019, as the 2020 meetings took place virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit New York state and US.