Highlights: International travel should be made easier, says PM
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.
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.
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
Joe Biden launches EU-US vaccine partnership to beef up global vaccine donations
Biden also stressed for countries to unite to donate, and not sell, Covid-19 vaccine doses to low and lower-income nations, and for these donations to come without any political string.
Sep 22, 2021 07:34 PM IST
PM Modi to meet heads of Adobe, Qualcomm tomorrow in Washington DC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is en route to the US, will meet several global leaders, including the heads of Qualcomm, Adobe, First Solar, and Blackstone, among others, to participate in the meeting, news agency ANI reported.
Sep 22, 2021 05:07 PM IST
US to donate 500 million additional Pfizer Covid vaccines to world
US President Joe Biden will announce Wednesday the government's plans to donate an additional 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccines to the rest of the world, bringing its total commitment to 1.1 billion, officials told news agency AFP on Wednesday. Read more
Sep 22, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Ahead of Quad summit, Yoshihide Suga warns China's military rise could threaten Japanese economy
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told news agency Bloomberg on Wednesday that China’s rapidly growing military influence and unilateral changing of the status quo could pose a risk to Japan.
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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