New Delhi. National presidents of various countries are reaching India for meeting in G-20. But some of these guests are very special, such as US President Joe Biden, when the US President arrived in India, he was warmly welcomed at the airport. After that, bilateral talks took place between Joe Biden and Prime Minister Modi, in which many issues were discussed. During this, Joe Biden praised India and congratulated India for the successful landing of Mission Chandrayaan-3.
The two leaders highlighted the important role shared values play in strengthening ties between India and the United States. Values such as freedom, democracy, human rights, inclusiveness, pluralism and equal opportunities for all citizens were identified as important elements contributing to the success of both countries.
President Biden commended India’s G20 presidency, acknowledging India’s contribution to achieving important global outcomes. The leaders expressed their unwavering commitment to the G20 and expressed confidence that the outcome of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi will help advance common goals. These include accelerating sustainable development, strengthening multilateral cooperation, and promoting global consensus on inclusive economic policies.
President Biden congratulated Prime Minister Modi and the scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Chandrayaan-3’s historic landing at the south polar region of the Moon, as well as the successful launch of India’s first solar mission,… pic.twitter.com/ZvcrUOWGQK
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Promoting a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific Quad
Prime Minister Modi and President Biden reaffirmed the importance of the Quad in maintaining a free, open, inclusive and resilient Indo-Pacific region. The leaders hoped that the next Quad Leaders’ Summit to be hosted by India in 2024 would be an opportunity to further strengthen regional cooperation.
Indo-Pacific Ocean Initiative (IPOI) and trade connectivity
India welcomed the US decision to co-lead the Indo-Pacific Ocean Initiative (IPOI) pillar on trade connectivity and maritime transport. This development is in line with the overarching objective of enhancing connectivity in the Indo-Pacific region, reflecting the cooperative approach being adopted by the two countries towards regional stability and prosperity.
Prime Minister Modi and President Biden emphasized the imperative of mutual trust in furthering India-US development. strategic partnership. This transformation spans different dimensions of their multi-faceted global agenda, underscoring a shared commitment to a secure, prosperous and inclusive future.