• PM Modi was received by the US department of state officials at the Joint Base Andrews and other top level Indian officials
  • There was a significant presence of American Indians at the air force base to greet the PM despite heavy rains
  • The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet Vice President Kamala Harris, top notch global CEOs and the PMs of Australia and Japan

Today, Prime Minister Naredra Modi has landed in Washington DC ahead of his three day programme to visit the United States. Mr. Modi is scheduled to meet President Joe Biden and address the United Nations General Assembly as well during his visit.

This has been his seventh visit to the country since his coming to the office in the year 2014. The visit has been as a response to Prez Biden’s invitation. The PM was welcomed by US department of state officials at the Joint Base Andrews after his arrival.

He was also greeted by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the Indian ambassador to the US who was accompanied by Air Commodore Anjan Bhadra, Brigadier Anoop Singhal and naval attaché Commodore Nirbhaya Bapna. The air force base witnessed the presence of American Indians to welcome the Prime Minister in notable numbers despite the heavy rains.

On his first day of the tour Mr. Modi will be meeting the US Vice President Kamala Harris at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. According to the PM, “I am also looking forward to meeting Vice President Kamala Harris to explore opportunities for cooperation between our two nations particularly in the era of science and technology.”

The meeting is going to be the first one between the two officials as earlier in June, during the Covid-19 catastrophe, they communicated over the phone. He is also scheduled to meet global CEOs such as Cristiano E Amon from Qualcomm, Mark Widmar from First Solar, Stephen A Schwarzman from Blackstone, Vivek Lall from General Atomics and Shantanu Narayan from Adobe.

His programme for Thursday also includes individual meetings with Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga who are both members of the Quarilateral Security Alliance or the Quad.

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