It is officially announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US Vice President Kamla Harris, born to a Tamil-speaking lady of Indian origin in Oakland 56 years ago, one day ahead of a long-awaited bilateral meeting with POTUS Joe Biden on September 24. The meetings will be the first-ever physical interactions on varied subjects since the Biden-Harris came to power. The venue of the Modi-Biden summit will be the hallowed White House. Confirming the long-awaited meet, the Biden Administration says the meeting will take place on the sidelines of the first-ever in-person Quad Summit that will be hosted by the POTUS. The Quad Summit will be attended by PM Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japanese Premier Yoshihide Suga. “President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will host the first-ever Quad Leaders’ Summit at the White House on September 24. ‘’President Biden is looking forward to welcoming to the White House Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan,” Psaki said. The Quad Leaders will be focused on deepening their ties and advancing practical cooperation on areas such as combatting Covid-19, addressing the climate crisis, partnering on emerging technologies and cyberspace and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific. This will also be the first time PM Modi will visit the United States after President Biden assumed office. He will have also bilateral interactions with leaders of several other nations who will assemble for the ongoing UN General Assembly Session in New York. Meanwhile, The Biden administration has announced to ease foreign travel restrictions into the US beginning in November and allow foreign nationals into the country if they have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID19 test. The new rules replace a hodgepodge of restrictions that had barred non-citizens who had been in certain countries in the prior 14 days from entering the US. In Delhi, External Affairs Ministry says PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the General Debate of the High-Level Segment of 76th Session of UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25. Edited by PKC. Picture courtesy: India TV.
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