Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on Tuesday on the primary leg of his maiden state go to to the US throughout which he’ll lead the celebrations of the Worldwide Day of Yoga on the United Nations Headquarters and maintain bilateral talks with President Joe Biden in Washington.
Modi is visiting the US from June 21-24 on the invitation of President Biden and First Woman Jill Biden, who will host him at a state dinner on June 22. The go to consists of an tackle by the prime minister to the joint session of the US Congress on June 22.
In his departure assertion, Modi stated this “particular invitation” from President Biden and the First Woman for a state go to is a mirrored image of the vigour and vitality of the partnership between the democracies.
“I’ll start my go to in New York, the place I’ll rejoice the Worldwide Day of Yoga on June 21 on the United Nations Headquarters with the UN management and members of the worldwide group,” the prime minister stated.
“I stay up for this particular celebration on the very location that supported India’s proposal in December 2014 to recognise an Worldwide Day of Yoga,” he stated.
9 years after Prime Minister Modi first proposed from the United Nations Basic Meeting podium to mark Worldwide Yoga Day as an annual commemoration, the Indian chief will for the primary time be on the UN Headquarters to guide the yoga session in a historic commemoration of the day.
From New York, Modi will journey to Washington D.C. the place he’ll maintain talks with President Biden.
The prime minister famous that President Biden and he have had the chance to satisfy a number of instances since his final official go to to the US in September 2021. “This go to will probably be a chance to complement the depth and variety of our partnership,” Modi stated.
Modi stated his discussions with President Biden and different senior US leaders will present a chance to consolidate bilateral cooperation in addition to in plurilateral boards akin to G20, Quad and IPEF (Indo-Pacific Financial Framework for Prosperity).
The prime minister stated he can even be part of President Biden and the First Woman for the state banquet together with quite a lot of dignitaries.
Noting that the US Congress has at all times supplied sturdy bi-partisan assist to India-US ties, Modi stated that in his go to, he’ll tackle a joint session of the US Congress on the invitation of the Congressional management.
“Sturdy people-to-people linkages have been instrumental in creating the belief between our international locations. I stay up for assembly the colourful Indian-American group that represents the perfect of our societies,” he stated.
“I can even meet a number of the main CEOs to debate alternatives for elevating our commerce and funding relationship and for constructing resilient international provide chains,” Modi stated.
Modi can even meet enterprise leaders, work together with the Indian group and meet thought leaders from totally different walks of life.
“We search to deepen India-USA ties in key sectors like commerce, commerce, innovation, expertise and different such areas,” he stated.
The US is India’s largest commerce accomplice in items and providers, and the 2 international locations collaborate intently within the fields of science and expertise, training, well being, defence and safety, the prime minister stated.
The initiative on Vital and Rising Applied sciences has added new dimensions and widened collaboration in defence industrial cooperation, house, telecom, quantum, synthetic intelligence and biotech sectors, he added.
“Our two international locations are additionally collaborating to additional our shared imaginative and prescient of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific,” he stated.
Modi expressed confidence that his go to to the US will reinforce ties between the 2 international locations primarily based on shared values of democracy, variety and freedom.
“Collectively we stand stronger in assembly the shared international challenges,” Modi stated in his assertion.
From the US, Modi will journey to Egypt on the invitation of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.