Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 23 September, arrived at Washington DC for his three-day visit to Washington DC. He landed at Joint Base Andrews, a US military facility in nearby Maryland.
PM Modi, who had departed from New Delhi at 11 am IST on Wednesday, is scheduled to meet with a number of personages in the US, including US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Earlier on Wednesday, he addressed the global COVID-19 summit hosted by President Joe Biden, and spoke about the need to focus on addressing the pandemic’s economic effects. "To that end, international travel should be made easier, through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates," he said.
Narendra Modi will be meeting Kamala Harris to explore opportunities for cooperation between India and the US, particularly in the area of science and technology
He will also hold bilateral meetings with Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga.
Modi had last visited the US in September 2019, when he and former US President Donald Trump had addressed the 'Howdy Modi' event in Houston.
Meetings Lined up for PM Modi on Day 1 of Visit
On Thursday, PM Modi will hold meetings with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, US Vice President Kamala Harris and the select heads of corporates that have the potential to invest significantly in India.
ANI reported, quoting sources, that PM Modi will start his day by meeting with select heads of corporates in the United States. The CEOs will include the heads of Qualcomm, Adobe, Blackstone, General Atomics and First Solar.
Our Diaspora is Our Strength: PM Modi in Washington
PM Modi received a warm welcome from some members of the Indian community at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC. PM Modi was greeted by a crowd of Indian Americans, who were chanting his name and waving the Indian flag, reported ANI.
PM Modi Arrives in Washington DC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 23 September, arrived at Joint Base Andrews, Washington DC for his 3-day visit.
PM Modi was received by India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu, along with the Defence attache including Brigadier Anoop Singhal, Air Commodore Anjan Bhadra, naval attache Commodore Nirbhaya Bapna and US Deputy Secretary of State for Management & Resources TH Brian McKeon, reported ANI.
Long Flight Means Opportunity to Go Through Papers: Modi En Route to US
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is presently on his way to the US, took to Twitter to share a photo of himself on board the aircraft and say:
"A long flight also means opportunities to go through papers and some file work."