By Darshana Jamindar
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi left for the United States today for his first foreign visit during the Covid-19 pandemic. He will meet US President Joe Biden Biden in the White House, said foreign secretary Harsh Shringla at a press conference, adding that meetings with V-P Kamala Harris and CEOs of leading US companies. Before PM visit, Shringla said, “PM Modi will leave tomorrow (Wednesday) morning and will return on September 26. This is his first major foreign visit during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the highlights will be the meeting with US President Joe Biden Biden at the White House. This is the first in person meeting of Prime Minister Modi with President Biden. The two leaders have been in regular contact over the last few months.”
The two leaders will have a bilateral meet to bolster security, defence and trade, added Shringla. Discussion will also be held on Afghanistan situation since the Taliban takeover.
PM Modi will also have bilateral meeting with Australia and Japan.