Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on an official US visit, met with US Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington DC. Kamala Harris is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Indian-American to become the Vice President of the United States.
Earlier, PM held bilateral talks with his Australian counter Scott Morrison. Prior to meeting Vice President Harris, he held one-on-one meetings with the CEOs of Qualcomm, Adobe, First Solar, General Atomics and Blackstone in Washington.
PM Modi met US Vice President Harris on September 23, along with other state heads like Australia's Scott Morrison and Japan's Yoshihide Suga.
This was the first in-person meeting between US VP Harris and PM Modi, after the two talked over phone in June amid the deadly COVID-19 wave in India.
PM Modi, who is on his seventh visit to the US since assuming office in 2014, traveled to New York on September 24 and addressed the UN General Assembly the next day.
Here are the Highlights of PM Narendra Modi's US visit:
US Vice President Kamala Harris, during her maiden meeting with PM Modi, has "suo motu" referred to Pakistan's role in terrorism.
US Vice President Kamala Harris, in her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, brought up Pakistan's role in terrorism and asked Islamabad to take action so it does not impact America and India's security.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga had a "fruitful meeting" and the two leaders discussed ways to boost trade and cultural ties and further cement the bilateral strategic relations ahead of the first in-person Quad meeting to be hosted by US President Joe Biden.
"Furthering friendship with Japan," the Prime Minister's office said in a tweet after the meeting on Thursday.
"Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @sugawitter had a fruitful meeting in Washington DC. Both leaders held discussions on several issues including ways to give further impetus to trade and cultural ties," the tweet further said.
PM Modi and Suga spoke in April this year and the two leaders underscored the importance of working together to create resilient, diversified and trustworthy supply chains, ensuring reliable supply of critical materials and technologies, and developing new partnerships in manufacturing and skill development to deal with the crisis.
"India and America are natural partners. We have similar values, geopolitical interests," PM Modi said in a joint media appearance with Harris.
Noting that India and the US are the largest and oldest democracies, PM Modi said the two countries share values and their cooperation is also gradually increasing.
This is the first meeting between the two leaders. Harris had earlier spoken with Modi over the phone in June during the COVID-19 crisis in India.
"I am confident that our bilateral relations will touch new heights under President Joe Biden and you," PM Modi told Harris, describing her as "a source of inspiration for many people in world". He invited Harris to visit India.
Your election as Vice President of USA has been an important & historic event. You are a source of inspiration for many across the world. I am confident that under Pres Biden & your leadership our bilateral relations will touch new heights: PM Narendra Modi to US VP Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/el61Qxd94u- ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2021
#WATCH | "I welcome India's announcement that it will soon be able to resume vaccine exports. It is particular note & admiration that India is currently vaccinating approximately 10 million people a day as of today," says US Vice-President Kamala Harris#COVID19pic.twitter.com/4d3tRmsGuD- ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2021
When India experienced the surge of COVID in the country, the United States was proud to support India in its need & its responsibility to vaccinate its people: US Vice-President Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/Ci6PPApKh8- ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2021
We had #COVID19, the kind of crisis & importance of our shared belief in a free & open Indo-Pacific region. On COVID19, our nations have worked together. Early in the pandemic, India was a vital source of vaccines for other countries: US Vice-President Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/CQraG4FcGV- ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2021
I express my gratitude to the US for extending a helping hand to India when India was hit by the second wave of COVID19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington DC pic.twitter.com/1A2f9dqoOF- ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2021
India and America are natural partners, we have similar values, geopolitical interests, and our coordination and cooperation is also increasing: PM Modi in Washington DC
India and America are natural partners; we have similar values, geopolitical interests, and our coordination and cooperation is also increasing: PM Modi in Washington DC pic.twitter.com/12f927kijf- ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2021
Through the morning, had extensive discussions with top CEOs and business leaders on investment in India. They were appreciative of India's reform trajectory. Closer economic linkages between India and USA benefit the people of our nations.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 23, 2021
Another chapter in our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Australia!- Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) September 23, 2021
PM @narendramodi and @ScottMorrisonMP met today.
Discussed regional & global developments as well as ongoing bilateral cooperation in areas related to Covid-19, trade, defence, clean energy & more. pic.twitter.com/4d4npxDPky
Ahead of the Quad Leaders' Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Washington on Thursday. Read here.
It was a delight to meet Mr. Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of @blackstone. His commercial success and intellectual prowess are admirable. We talked about India's investment potential and why our country is one of the world's most attractive destination for investment. pic.twitter.com/SwlY233stt- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 23, 2021
Discussing a subject of the future, which has captured the imagination of the present.- PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2021
Mr. Vivek Lall of @GeneralAtomics Global Corporation interacted with PM @narendramodi. They discussed India's strides in drone technology, including the path-breaking reforms and PLI scheme. pic.twitter.com/E04fzp1Odf
Mr. Shantanu Narayen, Chairman, President and CEO of @Adobe met PM @narendramodi. Discussions focussed on leveraging technology to provide smart education to youngsters and enhance research. They also discussed the vibrant start-up sector in India, powered by the Indian youth. pic.twitter.com/oNTY95nrV0- PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left for his three-day visit to the US on Wednesday, arrived at the Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC. He was welcomed by a rousing crowd of Indian Americans, chanting his name, waving the Indian flag.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in US today for a three-day visit, received a warm welcome from members of the Indian community at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC.