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PM Modi and US VP Harris meet ahead of Modi-Biden maiden bilateral meet

According to MEA, Modi and Harris “reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.” Modi also invited Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff to visit India.

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Modi and Harris met ahead of the first in-person Quad leaders' summit

PM Modi and US VP Kamala Harris met on Friday (IST) in the US and discussed a range of issues including terrorism and the Covid-19 pandemic. PM Modi congratulated Harris on becoming the Vice President of the USA. He also extended Harris an invitation to pay a visit to India. “The people of India are waiting to welcome you. I extend to you an invitation to visit India,” PM Modi said.

Kamala Harris lauded the Covid-19 vaccination drive of India. She said, “It is particular note and admiration that India is currently vaccinating approximately 10 million people a day as of today.” She also welcomed India’s decision to resume vaccine export. The Indian government has decided to resume the Covid-19 vaccine export from October 2021.

In a statement released on the website, the Ministry of External Affairs said, “They also discussed areas of future collaboration, including space cooperation, Information Technology, especially emerging and critical technologies, as well as the cooperation in the healthcare sector. Both leaders acknowledged the vibrant people-to-people linkages as the bedrock of the mutually beneficial education linkages and the flow of knowledge, innovation and talent between our two countries.”

According to Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla, Kamala Harris referred to Pakistan and the terror groups working inside Pakistan. Shringla further said that Harris asked Pakistan to take action on these groups.

After meeting US VP, PM Modi tweeted, “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.”

The US President Joe Biden and PM Modi will meet in the maiden bilateral meeting today and they will, later, participate in the first in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit at the White House.

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