US Visit | 'The Quad - a Force for Global Good': PMO Tweets Photo of Leaders
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The Quad Leader's Summit was held at the White House on Friday, 24 September, with Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga in attendance.
PM Modi's office had tweeted a photograph of the four Quad leaders, captioned: "The Quad- a force for global good."
Earlier, PM Modi, who is on a five-day visit to the United States, had met US President Biden at the White House following which he also tweeted photographs of the bilateral meeting at the oval office.
Modi, on Thursday, had met with Vice President Kamala Harris, Australian PM Scott Morrison, and Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon, among others.
Prime Minister Modi, on Thursday, met with the CEOs of a number of leading companies across various industries, including Adobe, General Atomics, and Blackstone Group, among others.
He also held bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday.
The prime minister will be addressing the United National (UN) General Assembly in New York, on Saturday.
Modi had landed in the US on 23 September. "My visit to the US would be an occasion to strengthen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with USA," he had said ahead of his arrival.
India, US Ask Taliban To Live Up To All Commitments, Provide Full Access To UN
India and US have asked the Taliban to adhere to all its commitments, including safe and orderly departures of Afghans and all foreigners from Afghanistan, reports PTI.
The two nations further asked the Taliban to ensure that Afghan territory is never used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists.
They also asked for the United Nations (UN) to have full, safe, direct and unhindered access to Afghanistan, especially for its specialised agencies that will be engaged in relief work.
India-US to Deepen Ties on Aviation Security, Terrorist Screening
The US and India committed to advance security in the Indo-Pacific by expanding cooperation on terrorist screening, information sharing, aviation security, terrorist use of the internet, terrorist designations, and joint capacity building, ANI quoted from a statement by the White House.
MoU on Heath Cooperation to be Signed Soon: Sources
According to sources, a Memorandum of Understanding on Health Cooperation will be signed soon, ANI reported.
As follow up to the meeting, various sectoral dialogues will also be scheduled, which include a Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Defence Policy Group, Homeland Security and Health.
India Should Have a Permanent Seat in UNSC: Biden
Speaking on the bilateral meet between the two leaders, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday said that the US president believes India should have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.
"There was an appreciation of our presidency of the UN Security Council, especially on the Afghanistan issue. President Joe Biden was very specific in stating that he felt India should have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council," Shringla stated.
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