Washington: A fortnight after the first direct meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden, the White House said the focus is now on moving forward on a range of issues, including the economy, national security and containing the global pandemic coronavirus. Since the meeting between Modi and Biden at the White House on September 24, several high-level meetings have taken place between the two countries and many are to be held in the coming weeks.
Quad summit held in September
the White House Key press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that in September quad summit And the bilateral meetings provided an opportunity to discuss the importance of ties and partnerships. “At this point of time, high-level interlocutors, whether they are foreign ministers, officials of the Ministry of External Affairs or leaders of the national security team, will continue to work through them and work on economic security, national security, covid handling and overcoming the pandemic,” he said. How can we move forward for this, our focus will be on this.’
General Rawat went to America last week
“Therefore, in the coming weeks and months, work will continue at the higher level of the leaders,” Saki said. Modi And biden Less than a fortnight after the meeting, there were high-level visits between the two countries, prominent among them being the visit of Defense Chief General Bipin Rawat to the US and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s visit to India. Rawat visited the US last week and Sherman’s visit to India has just concluded. Several cabinet level visits are to be held in the next few weeks.
‘Chief of Naval Staff to visit India next week’
The 16th meeting of the Defense Policy Group of the two countries was held on Friday and the Pentagon has announced that its Chief of Naval Staff will visit India next week. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to visit the US next week. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar are likely to visit Washington DC in November for the next round of ‘two-plus-two’ talks.