Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited US President Joe Biden to visit India. This information was given by the Ministry of External Affairs. Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi also invited Vice President Kamala Harris to visit India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday and so he has reached New York.
Speaking on the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said both sides underscored the importance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan. He said that in the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Joe Biden, the name of Pakistan also came up and it was targeted for giving protection to terrorists.
The Foreign Secretary said that New Delhi will look forward to the arrival of the US President at the earliest as per mutual convenience. This information was given by Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla in his briefing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day US visit. On the first day on Thursday, he held meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US Vice President Kamala Harris. Today on Friday the second day had a bilateral meeting with President Biden and attended the Quad Summit. Now on Saturday he will address the United Nations General Assembly.
This is the seventh US visit of Prime Minister Modi starting on September 24, 2021. During this, Obama visited India in the year 2015 and Trump in the year 2020 as President. Let us tell you that Biden and Modi know each other very well and this is evident in their working relationship. It is noteworthy that after assuming the office of Prime Minister in the year 2014, Modi's first attempt to deepen India-US relations with President Barack Obama reached a new height during the tenure of former President Donald Trump.