“Gratitude for help in 2nd wave of Covid”: PM after meeting Kamala Harris

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice President Kamala Harris meet

New Delhi / Washington:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US Vice President Kamala Harris today, the first working day of his current trip to the United States. Ms Harris said: “India is a very important partner for the United States”.

Here are the 10 main points of this story:

  1. “I express my gratitude to the United States for reaching out to India when India was hit by the second wave of COVID-19,” Prime Minister Modi said during the meeting with Ms Harris. “India and America are natural partners; we have similar geopolitical values ​​and interests, and our coordination and cooperation is also increasing,” Prime Minister Modi said.

  2. The Prime Minister will also have a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Yoshihide Suga in a few hours.

  3. Earlier Thursday, he met with a group of five top US business leaders one-on-one in a range of diverse industries from drones to 5G, semiconductors and solar power and encouraged them to step up their investments by highlighting the vast opportunities in India.

  4. He also held separate meetings with the CEOs of Qualcomm, Adobe, First Solar, General Atomics and Blackstone.

  5. Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Washington DC on Wednesday for an official visit to the United States where he will hold the first face-to-face meeting with President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

  6. Prior to his meeting with business leaders, Prime Minister Modi said he would interact with key CEOs to highlight economic opportunities in India.

  7. “Talking about technology …” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a Twitter post after Prime Minister Modi met with Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon and First Solar CEO Mark Widmar. They had a productive interaction, he says.

  8. In White House meeting with Harris, Prime Minister Modi is expected to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, greater cooperation in tech, space and other sectors, and issues supply chain, the sources told Reuters news agency.

  9. Prime Minister Modi’s three-day trip to Washington will be crowned with a meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday.

  10. This will be the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders after Mr. Biden took over the presidency of the United States on January 20.

  11. Biden and Prime Minister Modi will also hold a “Quad” summit with the leaders of Australia and Japan, aimed at strengthening cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region amid China’s growing dominance in the region.

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