Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for the United State to have the first ever meet with President Joe Biden at the white house. He said this visit would serve as an occasion to strengthen the comprehensive global strategic partnership with the US.
In a departure statement, the Prime Minister said he will be visiting the US from September 22-25 at the invitation of President Joe Biden.
This is Prime Minister Modi’s first foreign trip since March last year when he visited Bangladesh and is likely to prove significant for India-US relations.
Importance of Modi’s US visit
During his three-day visit, PM Modi will participate in several key events which will be significant for India-US relations, business sectors along with other issues like national security and opportunities for development.
One of the important events in the United States is a summit of the leaders of the four Quad countries—the United States, India, Japan, and Australia, who have shared objectives, mainly a free and open Indo-Pacific in the wake of China's military flexing.
Besides the quad leader’s summit, PM Modi will also address the UN General Assembly in New York. He is also scheduled to hold a meeting with top US CEOs and will meet Apple chief Tim Cook and US Vice President Kamala Harris.
On September 24, Prime Minister Modi will hold the first in-person bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden at the White House. 

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Expectations from Quad meeting
The Quad Summit's first in-person meeting will focus on vaccine programmes as well as the rising international concerns of cyber security, connectivity and infrastructure, cyber security, maritime security, humanitarian aid/disaster relief, climate change, and education.

  • With the fallout in Afghanistan, China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific area, the delta Covid-19 variant smashing new records and the evolving digital business sector, the meeting will provide India with a platform to demonstrate its importance and launch new projects for future development.
  • It's more than a challenge to live next to a potential terrorist haven thus India would be interested to hear from Biden about his plans to review US policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as how the two countries will counterbalance China without triggering a series of trade sanctions.
  • India will negotiate on economic and business concerns in order to maximise the region's opportunities.
  • India will seek to open up investment opportunities by accelerating indigenous innovation in areas such as space technology, energy, cybersecurity, and deep tech.
Modi’s UN General Assembly address
PM Modi will be the first head of government to address the United Nations General Assembly at its 76th session on September 25. "Building resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19," "Revitalize the United Nations," "Rebuild sustainability," "Respond to the needs of the planet," and "Respect people's rights," is the theme of this year's general debate.
The Prime Minister will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on crucial problems such as the regional situation, cross-border terrorism, global efforts to battle COVID-19 and climate change and the need to reform multilateral institutions, among others.
Modi’s bilateral meet with President Biden
The first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden will help the two countries' relationship to grow stronger.
The White House official stated that this may be accomplished by working together to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific, taking steps to contribute to a global solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, and taking coordinated action to address the climate crisis.

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