PM Narendra Modi, on his second day in the United States, met with US Vice-President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese President Yoshihide Suga, leading to the Quad leaders’ summit which US President Joe Biden will host.
Earlier today, PM Modi started his interactions in Washington by meeting with prominent American CEOs from five various crucial sectors. He held meetings with CEOs of Qualcomm, Adobe, First Solar, General Atomics and Blackstone.
PM Modi, during his meeting with VP Kamala Harris at the White House, has described India and the US as “natural partners” as both leaders pushed to secure the Indo-US strategic partnership further on. They discussed global issues of common interest such as threats to democracy, the crisis in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific, reported news agency PTI.
Glad to have met @VP @KamalaHarris. Her feat has inspired the entire world. We talked about multiple subjects that will further cement the India-USA friendship, which is based on shared values and cultural linkages. pic.twitter.com/46SvKo2Oxv
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 24, 2021
“India and America are natural partners. We have similar values, similar geopolitical interests,” Modi stated in a joint press briefing with Harris on Thursday.
PM Modi said that since India and the US share the title of the world’s oldest democracies, both countries share similar values. Coordination and cooperation between both the countries continue to grow, he added. “You are the source of inspiration for so many people across the world. I am completely confident that our bilateral relationship will touch new heights under President Biden and your leadership,” he told Harris and invited her to visit India.