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Modi to visit US; Biden’s first visit since becoming president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the United States. Narendra Modi will attend the Quad conference and for the first time, the leaders of the two countries will meet face to face. Quad countries include Australia, India, Japan and the United States. US President Joe Biden is scheduled to convene the conference next week, and the central government has reaffirmed Modi’s presence.

The conference will be held in Washington on September 24 and will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suma and US President Joe Biden. “The leaders will discuss the progress made since the first virtual conference on March 12, as well as regional issues of common interest,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

“The announcement of the vaccine in March will be reviewed as part of ongoing efforts to control the Corona epidemic,” it said. India was hit hard by the second wave of the corona. Apart from this, technology, connectivity, infrastructure, cyber security, climate change, education and many other issues will be discussed at the meeting, the central government said.

The meeting comes as Joe Biden is currently facing criticism following the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Meanwhile, this will be Modi’s first visit to the United States after the coup and his first to meet Biden.

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