PM Modi's departure statement ahead of US visit 2021: Full text
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the United States on Wednesday on a three-day tour, which will have him interact with US president Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris, before meeting other foreign leaders at the first in-person Quad summit. In a statement before leaving for US, Prime Minister said that his upcoming meetings will provide an occasion for India to strengthen the comprehensive global strategic partnership with the US, consolidate relations with India's strategic partners - Japan and Australia - and take forward bilateral collaborations on important global issues.
“At the invitation of @POTUS @JoeBiden, I am visiting USA to continue our dialogue, and exchange views on areas of mutual interest,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted ahead of leaving for the US on Wednesday. “Also looking forward to meet @VP @KamalaHarris to discuss global issues and explore ideas for cooperation between India and US.”
“Will also participate in the Quad with President @JoeBiden, PM @ScottMorrisonMP and PM @sugawitter,” he added. “We will take stock of outcomes of Summit in March. I will also address UNGA focusing on the global challenges.”
Read the full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's departure statement ahead of US visit:
"I will be visiting USA from 22-25 September, 2021 at the invitation of His Excellency President Joe Biden of the United States of America
During my visit, I will review the India-U.S. Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President Biden and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest. I am also looking forward to meeting Vice President Kamala Harris to explore opportunities for cooperation between our two nations particularly in the area of science and technology.
I will participate in the first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit along with President Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan. The Summit provides an opportunity to take stock of the outcomes of our Virtual Summit in March this year and identify priorities for future engagements based on our shared vision for the Indo-Pacific region.
I will also meet Prime Minister Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Suga of Japan to take stock of the strong bilateral relations with their respective countries and continue our useful exchanges on regional and global issues.
I will conclude my visit with an Address at the United Nations General Assembly focusing on the pressing global challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, climate change and other important issues.
My visit to the US would be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with USA, consolidate relations with our strategic partners – Japan and Australia - and to take forward our collaboration on important global issues."