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Biden Meets Modi, No Press Meet But Joint Statement Reflects Accord

Biden Meets Modi, No Press Meet But Joint Statement Reflects Accord

India-West News Desk

NEW DELHI – President Joe Biden upon arrival here for the G20 Summit held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting on September 8 took place at the Indian leader’s official residence — 7, Lok Kalyan Marg— and covered wide-ranging issues focusing on deepening bilateral ties.

The discussions were revealed in official statements as the Modi government rebuffed, CNN and other Western media reported, any joint press briefing by the two leaders as is custom in the US. During Modi’s visit to the US too, he had to be convinced to take questions from the press.

A joint statement meanwhile read, “The leaders re-emphasized that the shared values of freedom, democracy, human rights, inclusion, pluralism, and equal opportunities for all citizens are critical to the success our countries enjoy and that these values strengthen our relationship.”

Biden and Modi announced a raft of agreements on technology and trade including on semiconductors, telecom, and computing. The two nations have also settled the last outstanding World Trade Organization dispute between India and the US, the statement said.

The White House affirmed Biden’s support for a reformed UN Security Council with India as a permanent member. On space exploration, it said, “ISRO and NASA have commenced discussions on modalities, capacity building, and training for mounting a joint effort to the International Space Station in 2024, and are continuing efforts to finalize a strategic framework for human space flight cooperation by the end of 2023.”  India and the United States also intend to increase coordination on planetary defense.

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  • Doesn’t matter when and where the only thing the Press is after is negative anti-indian questions especially human rights. Bharat under Modi has jumped Leaps and Bounds to achieve economic Revival like never before. The current GDP of 3 trillion compared to USA of 16 trillion will be close to 7 trillion by 2026. The demographics of India mostly in their thirties where is USA is has the most geriatric population that requires Medical Care that will consume more than 20% of the GDP.

    September 8, 2023
    • USA is not run by geriatrics on Medicare. Their care to adds to the GDP.

      September 8, 2023
  • Both countries needed each other economically & politically. Wish the progress continues between to great democratic nations.

    September 8, 2023
  • Presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and now Jo Biden have all made public and official statements including in the Indian Parliament advocating Permanent Membership to India in the United Nations Security Council. But so far, these Presidents failed to execute what they officially proclaimed in public. Russia, U.K., and France have also officially supported India, but failed to execute.
    What is the use of saying the same thing for over 25 years? Will these four Permanent Members first get a resolution adopted by the U.N.General Assembly and then convince China not to oppose the majority.

    September 8, 2023
    • Why does India need a permanent seat. When the Security Council rules against them leave the UN.

      Or even better. If you need it badly, then give notice to the UN and give them 3 months not any longer and then reduce India’s role to that of an observer and let he UN know that India will not vote nor acknowledge or abide by any UN decisions until the UN is representative of the world/

      Grow nuts.

      Same on UK returning the loot. Ask them to return it or place custom duties on anything from UK of 25%.

      September 8, 2023
  • That will not change until the liberal woke and Lutyen lobby and Congress is destroyed.

    September 8, 2023
  • Modi is one of the greatest Statesman and distinguished Peacemaker. Voting for Congress will take India back to two hundred years, since they are Ant Indian party. They are party of destruction and Regress not Progress.

    September 9, 2023
  • The seeds for sowing current progress for India were sown long before Modi’s time. Modi is being feted by world leaders because he represents India. Let us remember that universities, space exploration etc were created before Modi’s time. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh world renowned economist unleashed reforms and let us not forget Narashima Rao who was instrumental as well. These stalwarts helped shape the trajectory of India. Let us give credit to these great men.

    September 10, 2023

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