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PM Narendra Modi arrives in US: Itinerary includes Meeting with Biden, Harris, Australia and Japan PMs, top CEOs, QUAD & UNGA address

This is Modi’s first visit to the US since Biden assumed charge earlier this year. He described this would be an “occasion to strengthen Indo-US ties”.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to go on a 5-day visit to the United States, starting September 22. During the trip, he’s expected to hold a bilateral meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House, meet Apple CEO Tim Cook and other world leaders – like Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison – besides American dignitaries.

The main event during his visit is, of course, the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The Prime Minister’s plans are as follows:

PM Modi’s schedule on September 23:

PM Modi expected to meet CEOs of First Solar, General Atomics, Qualcomm, Adobe, Apple and Blackstone.

The prime minister will attend a COVID-19 Summit.

PM Modi will meet VP Kamala Harris to deliberate on Indo-US bilateral issues.

PM Modi’s schedule on September 24

PM Modi-Joe Biden meet at the White House. 

After meeting President Biden, PM Modi will attend the QUAD meeting with Japan, the US, and Australia, which is expected to last for two hours.

He is also likely to hold a bilateral meeting with Japan PM Yoshihide Suga.

PM Modi is also expected to attend a bilateral meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison.

September 25: PM Modi to address UNGA

PM Narendra Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly session focussing on global challenges including Covid-19, need to combat terrorism and climate change.

This is set to be Modi’s first visit to America since 2019, when he attended the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston, with then President Donald Trump. He is set to return to India on Sunday, September 27.

During his visit in New York, PM Modi will stay at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan.

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