Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to the United States to attend the first in-person Quad Summit on September 24, 2021. He will also address the UN General Assembly on September 25, in New York.
“US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will host the first-ever Quad Leaders Summit at the White House on September 24. He is looking forward to welcoming the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga to the White House,” the White House announced on Monday night.
The announcement further added that the Biden-Harris Administration has made elevating Quad a priority. “Hosting the Quad leaders demonstrates the Administration’s priority of engaging in the Indo-Pacific, including through new multilateral configurations to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”
The idea of the Quad Summit is to enable leaders to focus on deepening their ties, and advancing practical cooperation on areas such as combatting Covid-19, addressing the Climate Change, partnering on emerging technologies and cyberspace, and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific.
As first reported by NewsOnDot, PM Modi is expected to travel to the US in the last week of September. This will be his first visit since President Joe Biden assumed office in late January of 2021.
This will be PM Modi’s first in person meeting with President Biden. The two have previously met each other virtually, on three different occasions.