Joe Biden And PM Modi MeetingThere will be a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month. This meeting between the two will take place during the Quad Summit in Tokyo. Both the leaders will reach Japan on 23-24 May for the QUAD summit. The White House has confirmed the Modi-Biden bilateral meeting to be held in Japan. For the second time within a year, there will be a face-to-face meeting between PM Modi and US President Joe Biden. Even before this, the two had met in September 2021 during the QUAD summit. Amidst the situation arising out of the Russia-Ukraine war, this face-to-face meeting between Narendra Modi and Joe Biden is considered very important.
Modi will meet Biden in June
The White House said that Joe Biden’s Japan-South Korea visit has been scheduled for May 20-24. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a media interaction in Washington DC that the visit would advance the Biden-Harris administration’s solid commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Earlier, the last and first personal meeting between Modi and Joe Biden was in September 2021, when PM Narendra Modi visited Washington and later met at the White House. The two leaders discussed matters of bilateral interest including economic cooperation, defense ties, Quad as well as climate change.
How important is the meeting between Modi and Biden?
The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Joe Biden is significant as it comes against the backdrop of the Russo-Ukraine war. Significantly, the US and the Indian government are taking different diplomatic stances regarding the war between Russia and Ukraine. While America is fiercely criticizing this war and imposing strict sanctions against Russia, India has refrained from directly criticizing Russia for the Ukraine war. Apart from PM Modi, Joe Biden will also meet South Korean President Yun Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. The Quad group includes Australia, India, Japan and the US.
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