PM Narendra Modi's US visit: PM Modi to meet US Vice President Kamala Harris today- Know full agenda!

The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet US Vice President Kamala Harris in her ceremonial office at the White House and hold bilateral meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison today. He is also scheduled to meet CEOs of select corporates. Know full agenda here. 

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PM Narendra Modi's US visit: PM Modi to participate in QUAD summit, address UNGA- Know full agenda!
PM Narendra Modi's US visit: PM Modi to participate in QUAD summit, address UNGA- Know full agenda!

PM Narendra Modi's US visit 2021: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with US Vice President Kamala Harris today, September 23, 2021. He will also hold meetings with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and global CEOs on his first day of US visit. 

The Prime Minister is scheduled to start his day by meeting select heads of corporates that have  particular expertise and have invested in India and have the potential to invest significantly in India. He will be meeting CEOs of companies including General Atomics, Adobe, Blackstone, First Solar and Qualcomm. The CEOs will be meeting the Prime Minister on a one-to-one basis.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a 3-day visit to the United States yesterday, September 22, 2021. He reached Washington on Wednesday, local time. His non-stop flight to the US had received permission to fly over Pakistan's airspace in order to avoid Afghanistan. This is PM Modi's first foreign trip after March 2021 and second since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. 

The Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the QUAD summit, hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden and address the General Debate session of the UN General Assembly during his US visit. 

PM Narendra Modi's US visit: Know Full Schedule & Key Agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being accompanied by a high-level delegation including the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla.

Before departing for the US, PM Modi said, "I will participate in first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit along with President Biden, Australian PM Scott Morrison & Japan's PM Yoshihide Suga. The Summit provides an opportunity to identify priorities for future engagements based on our shared vision for Indo-Pacific region."

He added saying, "My visit to US would be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with US, consolidate relations with our strategic partners –  Japan and Australia - and take forward our collaboration on important global issues."

September 23-PM Modi- Australian PM Bilateral meet

Following his meeting with the CEOs, PM Modi is scheduled to meet Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The two leaders have met on a number of occasions before on the sidelines of international conferences. The Australian PM had recently called PM Modi to brief him about the plan to go ahead with AUKUS pact.

The Australian PM was scheduled to visit India in January 202 but he could not due to severe wildfires in parts of Australia at that time. He was then supposed to come in May 2020 but the talks took place virtually due to outbreak of COVID-19. 

September 23-PM Modi- VP Kamala Harris Meeting 

The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet US Vice President Kamala Harris in her ceremonial office at the White House later in the day.  The two leaders are expected to discuss on a range of issues including management of COVID-19 to cooperation in space sector and securing a supply chain. About one hour has been allotted for the meeting. 

September 24- PM Modi-Joe Biden Bilateral meet 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House before the QUAD Summit. 

During the bilateral meeting, the two leaders are expected to discuss the current regional security situation, especially with regard to Afghanistan. They are also expected to discuss ways to boost bilateral ties in trade, investment and defence and security. 

PM Modi is also scheduled to meet the US Vice President Kamala Harris. This would be Prime Minister's first formal interaction with the Vice President. 

September 24- QUAD Summit 

PM Narendra Modi will participate in the first-ever in-person QUAD summit on September 24, 2021. The summit will be hosted by US President Joe Biden and will also see in attendance Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

During the summit, the QUAD leaders will focus on deepening their ties and advance cooperation in areas including promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region, addressing the climate crisis and combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other key issues that will be discussed during the QUAD Summit include the recent developments in Afghanistan, rising terror threat, maritime security, cyber security, climate change and education, connectivity and infrastructure and emerging technologies and cyberspace.

The four QUAD leaders are expected to share their views and perspectives on the regional situation and emerging challenges in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region and deliberate on how to work together to contain COVID-19 and develop a common approach to address climate change.

The leaders will also take stock of progress made since their virtual summit in March especially regarding the COVID-19 vaccine partnership and identify new areas of cooperation that will benefit the Indo-Pacific region as a whole.

Quad is a grouping of four like-minded countries India, the US, Japan and Australia, which was initially formed in 2007 but ceased to exist later after Australia's withdrawal. The grouping was revived in 2017 to curb the growing military power of China in the South China Sea and ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

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September 25- United Nations General Assembly 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2021. 

PM Modi is expected to speak on important issues including the current regional situation, cross-border terrorism, climate change, COVID-19 pandemic and the need to reform multilateral institutions.

Bilateral meetings with Australian and Japan PMs

The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

Significance

This will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first foreign visit beyond the neighbourhood since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. He had made a brief visit to Bangladesh in March 2021.

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