PM Modi Meets Australia’s Morrison, Kamala Harris Later: 10 Points


PM Modi is on a three-day visit to the United States.

New Delhi / Washington:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Thursday ahead of his interaction with Vice President Kamala Harris on the first working day of his current trip to the United States.

Here are the 10 main points of this story:

  1. In addition to meeting Mr. Morrison and later Ms. Harris at the White House, the Prime Minister will also have a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart – Yoshihide Suga.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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

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

  6. “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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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