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State Dept Official: PM Modi’s State Visit Great Opportunity To Underscore Deep India-US Ties

Modi will embark on his state visit to the US next month on an invitation by President Joe Biden.


“We are really excited to host Prime Minister Modi"

An important chance for the two leaders to highlight the strong links between the two biggest democracies in the world is provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official state visit to the US at President Joe Biden’s invitation, according to a senior State Department official.

Next month, Modi will travel to the US on a state visit at the invitation of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.

On June 22, PM Modi will also be hosted by the US President and First Lady at a state dinner.

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“We are really excited to host Prime Minister Modi in June here in Washington. This is going to be a great opportunity for our two leaders to underscore the deep ties between our two countries and between our peoples,” said Nancy Izzo Jackson, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for India at the Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs.

“They will review our growing trade, investment and defence partnership. We also expect that they are going to discuss new areas of cooperation as we work together to face global challenges like health, climate change, clean energy technology and food security,” she said in response to a question.

Jackson added, “Underpinning all of these issues, however, is our shared investment in our people-to-people ties, whether that is promoting educational exchanges or investing in our workforce development. Certainly, visas are a part of that conversation.” She asserted that this was one of the most consequential global relationships.

“Our bilateral partnership cuts across our most crucial global strategic priorities — defence, economic and trade security, health, emerging technology and the ever-growing people-to-people ties,” Jackson said.

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