As per a report by Hindustan Times’ sister website Livehindustan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the United States in September. The prime minister will visit Washington for a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden.
Prime Minister also expected to visit Network
The prime minister of India will also visit New York on the occasion of the 76th session of the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The official date for PM Modi’s visit has not been declared yet though the high-level general debate is likely to start from September 21.
PM Modi’s first official visit to the US
As per the sources, this will be the first visit of PM Modi’s to the US and the first in-person meeting with US President Joe Biden, since the latter took over the President’s house in January this year.
About the development
The development came in the backdrop of US withdrawal from Afghanistan and also seizure of the country by the Taliban.
Last week, forces from Afghanistan were withdrawn by the US and its Nato allies while plunging the country into a huge crisis. Thousands of people are seen rushing to the borders to flee the Taliban rule now, known for its radical justice system and brutality.
US helped India with the evacuations of people from Afghanistan
After the capital city of Kabul was seized by the Taliban on August 15, the US sent help to India with the evacuations of its citizens who were stuck in the seized country. The US also extended help to India during the pandemic by sending medical supplies to its people.
India- a non-permanent member of the UN security council
India, a member of the UN security council which is not permanent, and its month-long presidency has recently ended. Afghanistan will likely be the key topic of discussion during the upcoming UNGA session, said sources.
Also, the 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States will take place in November., Announced foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
He is currently in Washington and taking part in discussions with some senior officials of the Biden administration that includes Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman and Secretary of State Anton Blinken.
Statement made by Shringla
“We’re looking at the 2+2 which will happen in November. The exact dates are not yet worked out,” Shringla told a group of Indian reporters after his three-day visit.
In New Delhi, the last meeting of the 2+2 dialogue took place and the next meeting is expected to be organized by the US in Washington DC.