Official State Visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US
US President Joe Biden is set to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an official state visit on 22 June, according to an announcement from the White House on Wednesday. The upcoming visit is expected to bolster the strategic partnership between the two countries and reinforce their shared commitment to a free, open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific region.
According to the Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, the upcoming visit will reaffirm the strong and intimate partnership between the US and India and the friendly ties that exist between the American and Indian
people. The leaders will discuss ways to expand educational exchanges and people-to-people ties, and work together to tackle common challenges such as climate change, workforce development, and health security.
President Biden has been keen on strengthening ties with India in light of China's aggressive behavior in the Indo-Pacific region. The two countries launched a partnership to deepen ties on military equipment, semiconductors, and artificial intelligence during a visit to the US by India's national security adviser Ajit Doval in February.
Modi's visit to the US precedes India's hosting of the G20 summit
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in September. This will also mark his second visit to Washington, after his bilateral meeting with President Biden in September 2021. Furthermore, he is scheduled to join Biden and the leaders of Australia and Japan at a summit of Quad leaders in Sydney on 24 May. During the meeting, leaders are anticipated to discuss the broader Indo-Pacific situation and the consequences of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Shortly after becoming Prime Minister, Modi received an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the White House in 2014.
The upcoming state visit is
expected to strengthen the already strong US-India relationship, which spans a range of areas from trade and defense to space and energy. It is a significant step in the ongoing efforts to promote a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
In conclusion, the official state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US on 22 June is expected to further reinforce the strong partnership between the two countries and promote cooperation on a range of critical issues. The visit is crucial to ensuring a free, open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific region.