There was warmth in the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden at the White House. Joe Biden wholeheartedly welcomed PM Modi, then PM Modi said that I thank you for this wonderful welcome. We had discussions earlier also and at that time you talked about India-US bilateral relations. Today you have made efforts to take forward the relations between the two countries.
Apart from warmth, laughter and happiness were also seen in this meeting, which lasted for about half an hour. In the pictures that were seen, both the leaders were also seen laughing and smiling in between. Many important issues were discussed between the two leaders. Joe Biden said, ‘I have long believed that the US-India relationship can help us address many global challenges. In fact in 2006 when I was the Vice President, I had said that by 2020 India and America will be among the closest countries in the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also signed the Visitors’ Book in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. The Roosevelt Room is located in the West Wing of the White House and is a meeting room. This room is named after the names of the two US Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Both the presidents had contributed in finalizing the design of this wing.
After this meeting, PM Modi also made a tweet. In this tweet, the PM said, ‘Had a great meeting with Joe Biden. His leadership on important global issues is commendable. We discussed how India and the United States would work together in different areas. Apart from this, there was a discussion on tackling the challenges of Kovid-19 and climate change.
Had an outstanding meeting with @POTUS @JoeBiden. His leadership on critical global issues is commendable. We discussed how India and USA will further scale-up cooperation in different spheres and work together to overcome key challenges like COVID-19 and climate change. pic.twitter.com/nnSVE5OSdL
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 24, 2021
seeds of strong friendship
During this meeting, the PM said that ‘I see that the seeds that we will sow in this decade under your leadership will be very transformative for India-US as well as the democratic countries of the whole world. Technology is becoming a driving force. We have to harness our talents to leverage technology for the greater global good. Your leadership will surely play an important role in shaping this decade. Seeds have been sown for an even stronger friendship between India and America. PM Modi said that trade between India and America has its own importance. In this decade also we can help each other a lot in the field of trade. There are many things that America has which India needs. India has many things which can be useful for America.
mention of Mahatma Gandhi
PM Modi said that this decade is also very important for that trusteeship. Mahatma Gandhi always advocated that we are the trustees of this planet. This sense of trusteeship will also play an important role in the relationship between India and America. During this meeting both the leaders agreed that we have to remember the values of Mahatma Gandhi. The PM said that the message of Mahatma Gandhi has to be remembered. We have to remember non-violence, tolerance.
This decade is important for India
During this meeting, PM Modi said that in the year 2014, 2016, there was an opportunity to talk in detail. I am grateful to President Biden. I welcome your efforts. PM Modi said that this decade is very important for India. Joe Biden said that I have known PM Modi for a long time. Glad to see PM Modi coming white. PM Modi said that your vision for India-US relations is very inspiring.
mention of biden surname
The Biden surname was also mentioned during this meeting. PM Modi told Biden that you had mentioned the name Biden in India. There are people in India with the Biden surname. I have brought the documents of those with the Biden surname.