New Delhi, 16 June. Next Tuesday, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, will begin a short five-day tour that begins in the United States to meet with US President Joe Biden, after which the prominent Indian figure will travel to Egypt between the 24th and 25th. from june.
Modi will begin his visit to the US on top of the International Yoga Day celebrations on June 21, from the United Nations headquarters, after which he will hold a “high-level dialogue” with Biden, the foreign ministry said Friday. Indian Foreign Ministry in a statement.
The Indian President will also speak at a joint session of the US Congress on June 22, while the next day he will participate in a dinner at the White House with Biden and lunch with the US Vice President of Indian origin, Kamala Harris.
“In addition to the official programme, the prime minister is scheduled to have various interactions with prominent CEOs, professionals and other stakeholders. He will also meet with members of the Indian diaspora,” Foreign Affairs said.
The White House said last month that the visit would focus on issues such as defense, clean energy and space, with a particular focus on the Indo-Pacific given China’s expansionist advances in the region.
Days before Modi’s visit, India’s PTI agency reported that the Asian country’s defense ministry had approved the purchase of 31 drones at a cost of about $3,000 million, though the Indian authorities had not made an official ruling on the matter.
The Indian prime minister will head to Egypt on June 24 for a two-day official visit, during which he plans to hold meetings with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and “other senior government officials”.
Last January, during a visit by Sisi to New Delhi, India and Egypt agreed to elevate their bilateral relations to the status of a strategic alliance, and stressed the need to combat terrorism. EFE
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