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Bilateral meet between Modi and Biden will strengthen US-India relationship

A maiden bilateral meet has been scheduled between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden on September 24. According to a white house official, the aim of the bilateral meet is to strengthen the relationship between the two countries and also give momentum to the Quad grouping.

It is expected that the meet will allow taking the relationship between the two countries from strength to strength while helping in reinforcing and giving momentum to the Quad grouping, a White House official has said.

U.S President Joe Biden will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House for their first bilateral meeting on September 24. Later on that day, Biden will host the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit at the White House with Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Both Mr.Biden and PM Modi have spoken virtually on multiple occasions after the former, a Democrat, became US president in January. The last telephone conversation between Prime Minister Modi and President Biden took place on April 26.

A White House official stated PTI that"The leaders will be focused on strengthening the deep ties between their people and shared democratic values that have underpinned the special bond between the United States and India for more than seven decades," a White House official told PTI. The officer further added, "The Biden-Harris administration has enhanced our partnership with India by working together to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific, leading efforts to end the Covid-19 pandemic, and taking concerted action to address the climate crisis''.
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