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  • Writer's pictureGian Sharma

Prime Minister Modi and President Biden Affirm Strong India-US Ties as "Force of Global Good"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden have reaffirmed the robust bilateral ties between their respective countries, following an influential four-day visit by the Indian leader. Prime Minister Modi's official state visit to the US paved the way for this declaration.

President Biden took to Twitter to express his sentiments, stating, "The friendship between the United States and India is among the most consequential in the world. And it’s stronger, closer, and more dynamic than ever."

In response, Prime Minister Modi wholeheartedly agreed with President Biden, emphasizing that the Washington-New Delhi partnership is a "force of global good." He further asserted that the alliance between their nations would contribute to a better and more sustainable world. PM Modi also mentioned that the progress achieved during his recent visit to the US would further strengthen the bond between India and the US.

During his visit, the Prime Minister had the opportunity to visit the White House, where he received a ceremonial welcome. Productive discussions were held between Prime Minister Modi and President Biden in both restricted and delegation-level formats.

The leaders underscored the enduring friendship and growing cooperation across various domains, encompassing trade and investment, defense and security, energy, climate change, and people-to-people ties. They expressed appreciation for the rapid progress made through initiatives such as the Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) program, highlighting their shared interest in enhancing strategic technology collaborations to establish resilient supply chains.

The deepening cooperation in critical minerals and space sectors was also welcomed by both leaders. The commitment to combatting climate change and achieving a sustainable future was reiterated, with discussions centering around promoting clean and renewable energy and fostering collaboration on climate initiatives.

Both Prime Minister Modi and President Biden expressed their unwavering dedication to further strengthen the multifaceted Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between India and the US, with the aim of benefiting their citizens and the global community at large.

Additionally, Prime Minister Modi had the opportunity to address a joint session of the US Congress during his visit to Washington, solidifying the significance of the engagement between the two nations.

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