New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for the United States on
Wednesday morning to attend the first in-person meeting with US President Joe
Biden, QUAD leaders on September 24 followed by theUnited Nations
General Assembly Session in New York on September 25th.
PM Modi will be
accompanied by a high-level delegation including the External Affairs Minister
S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
Briefing media in
New Delhi on Tuesday, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had said, during
the QUAD Summit,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden are expected to
deliberate on ways to bolster bilateral ties in trade, investment and defence
and security in their in-person talks in Washington.
He said the
bilateral talks between Prime Minister
Modi and US President Biden are expected to figure
ways to deal with radicalisation and terrorism besides major regional issues
including developments in Afghanistan. PM Modi will also meet US Vice President
Replying to a question on the recent security partnership among
the US, Australia and the UK and its possible impact on Quad, Shringla said the
AUKUS and Quad are two groups and not similar in nature.
besides holding bilateral talks with the US leaders, the prime minister will
participate in the first in-person summit of the Quad in Washington that is
expected to broadly focus on contemporary global and regional issues.