Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his four-day official visit to the United States, held a bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden on Friday, September 24. This was the first bilateral meeting between PM Modi and President Joe Biden after the latter assumed Presidency earlier this year.
In his meeting with President Biden, PM Modi redefined the contours of the India-USA ties and highlighted 5 T’s - Tradition, Talent, Technology, Trade, and Trusteeship that bind the nations together. During the meeting held at the White House, PM Modi also shared his vision for the India-USA relationship in the coming decade. He remarked how this bilateral relationship is steep in a rich tradition of working together.
The Prime Minister significantly highlighted the unwavering faith in the youth of the two countries to drive this transformative relationship. He also appreciated the contribution of the Indian diaspora towards US progress.
PM Modi also mentioned trade and the need to complement each other’s strengths. He said the relationship between the two nations will open the doors for several Indian and American companies, leading to a boost in economic ties. The PM further talked about technology to drive futuristic growth.
Technology is becoming a driving force. We have to utilise our talents to leverage technology for greater global good: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 24, 2021
Insisting that the third decade of the century is very important, PM Modi highlighted that under the leadership of Joe Biden, 'the seeds sown' by them will be a transformative period in Indo-US relations and democracies all across the world.
"During this transformative period in Indo-US relations, both countries are committed to democratic values and traditions and they will only increase further," India's PM further said.
Recalling a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, both PM Modi and President Biden spoke about trusteeship and suggested a cooperative and congenial way to work for the global good.
President @JoeBiden mentioned Gandhi Ji’s Jayanti. Gandhi Ji spoke about Trusteeship, a concept which is very important for our planet in the times to come: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/m3Qv1O0XOD— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 24, 2021
President Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended the bilateral meet on a good note, with a handshake and a hug, signifying the solidarity between India and the US at present, as well as in the near future.