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Updated on Sep 23, 2021 06:18 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a three-day visit to the United States on Wednesday to address a meeting of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He will also participate in the QUAD Leaders' Summit and hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House during the trip.

The PM will be accompanied by a high-level delegation that would comprise external affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

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Speaking to news agency ANI, foreign secretary Harsh V Shringla said the meeting between Modi and Biden on September 24 will focus on the present regional security situation following the recent developments in Afghanistan. As part of the Quad Leaders' Summit to be hosted by Biden, interactions will be held among Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga, besides Modi.

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On September 25, he will address the UNGA session, where he will dwell on issues like global efforts to combat the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, climate change and cross-border terrorism among others.

 

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  • Sep 22, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    International travel should be made easier via mutual recognition of certificates: PM Modi at Global Covid-19 summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday at the global Covid-19 summit said that countries need to “focus on addressing the pandemic’s economic effects.” Pertaining to this, he added that global travel “should be made easier” through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates.

  • Sep 22, 2021 09:23 PM IST

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    Ahead of Quad summit, Yoshihide Suga warns China's military rise could threaten Japanese economy

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  • Sep 22, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    PM Modi's UNGA address to focus on Covid, climate change

    The Prime Minister's address at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will focus on issues such as Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and cross-border terrorism. 

  • Sep 22, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    PM Modi's departure statement ahead of US visit 2021: Full text

    In a statement before leaving for US, Prime Minister Modi 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. Read more

  • Sep 22, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    Flight to fly over Pak airspace to avoid Afghanistan

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's non-stop flight to the US on Wednesday will fly over Pakistan's airspace to avoid Afghanistan. Government sources told news agency PTI that India had sought permission from Pakistan regarding the usage of Pakistan's airspace for flight to the US, for which a nod was given by Islamabad.

  • Sep 22, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    MEA says PM Modi's US visit ‘a visit of enormous significance’

    Arindam Baghchi, the spokesperson of the ministry of external affairs, said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to the United States will be a visit of enormous significance. 

  • Sep 22, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    PM Modi departs from New Delhi for his visit to the US

    PM Modi on Wednesday departed from New Delhi for his three-day visit to the United States. 

  • Sep 22, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Looking forward to meet US V-P Harris to discuss global issues, says Modi

    Prime Minister Modi also said on Wednesday the he is looking forward to meet United States Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss global issues and explore ideas for cooperation between India and the US. 

  • Sep 22, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    ‘Visit an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with US’: PM Modi

    Modi also said on Wednesday that his three-day trip to the United States will be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with the US, consolidate relations with  Japan and Australia - and take forward  'our' collaboration on important global issues. 

  • Sep 22, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    ‘Will discuss regional, global issues with Biden’: PM before leaving for US

    Moments before leaving for the United States, Prime Minister Modi said on Wednesday that he will exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest with US President Joe Biden.  

  • Sep 22, 2021 10:37 AM IST

    PM Modi to leave for United States at 11am

    People familiar with developments have told Hindustan Times Modi would leave for the US at 11am on Wednesday. The PM will be accompanied by a high-level delegation that would comprise external affairs minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and national security advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval.

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