WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on an official US visit, meeting with US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington DC. Kamala Harris is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Indian-American to become the Vice President of the United States.
The two leaders exchanged views on several issues including the situation in Afghanistan, the coronavirus pandemic, tackling climate change as well as the U.S. and India’s commitment toward the Indo-Pacific region, according to the Indian foreign ministry.
They also discussed potential cooperation in areas such as space, technology and health care.
The visit come a day before Modi’s first face-to-face meeting with President Joe Biden, alongside Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese leader Yoshihide Suga.
“India, of course, is an important partner to the United States,” Harris added. “Throughout our history, our nation’s have worked together, have stood together, to make our world a safer and stronger world.”
This will be the first in-person meeting between US Vice-President Harris and PM Modi after the two talked over the phone in June amid the deadly Covid-19 wave in India.