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Modi US visit Highlights: ‘When India reforms, the world transforms’, says PM Modi at UNGA

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Modi US Visit Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Modi flew to New York from Washington after he held his first in-person bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden since the latter assumed office in January. The prime minister also attended the first in-person Quad summit on Friday. Modi is in the US for a three-day visit. Here are the highlights

Modi US visit Highlights: ‘When India reforms, the world transforms’, says PM Modi at UNGA
  • Thank you, readers! With this, we wrap this blog as today was the last day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US. During the his three-day visit, Modi addressed the UNGA, attended the first in-person Quad summit, held bilateral talks with US president Joe Biden, met US Vice president Kamala Harris and also interacted with CEOs of global firms.

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    "Voicing the sentiments of the 1.3 billion people of India! PM @narendramodi arrives in New York to address the 76th UNGA tomorrow. India's current membership of the @UN Security Council lends even greater significance!," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a tweet. Modi will address the world leaders at the UN General Debate today. He is the first world leader scheduled to address the world organisation.

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Modi US Visit Highlights
: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Modi flew to New York from Washington after he held his first in-person bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden since the latter assumed office in January. The prime minister also attended the first in-person Quad summit on Friday. Modi is in the US for a three-day visit. Stay tuned for all the updates
On Friday, Modi and Biden expressed "deep pride" and appreciation about their nations' close cooperation to fight the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, as they noted that all sections of the society were mobilised in unprecedented ways to share emergency relief supplies during each country's times of need.
Meanwhile, the Quad leaders have pledged to ensure a "free and open" Indo-Pacific, which is also "inclusive and resilient", as they noted that the strategically vital region, witnessing China's growing military manoeuvring, is a bedrock of their shared security and prosperity. The Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue comprises India, the US, Japan and Australia.
Here are the highlights