Joe Biden to Meet PM Modi in Delhi tomorrow:
US President Joe Biden is set to arrive in New Delhi on Friday and is slated to hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as confirmed by the White House.
Biden’s busy itinerary spans three days, beginning with a brief stopover in Ramstein, Germany, before his arrival in New Delhi on Friday. On that day, the US President is scheduled to engage in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as stated in a press release from the White House.
Saturday will see Joe Biden participate in an official arrival ceremony and a handshake with Prime Minister Modi. He will also take part in the G20 Leaders’ Summit Session 1 titled “One Earth.” Later in the day, he will join the G20 Leaders’ Summit Session 2 themed “One Family” and participate in an event focused on Partnerships for Global Infrastructure and Investment. The day will conclude with a dinner and cultural program attended by G20 Leaders.
On Sunday, President Joe Biden, along with other G20 Leaders, will visit the Raj Ghat Memorial. Subsequently, he is scheduled to depart from New Delhi for Hanoi, Vietnam.
In Vietnam, President Biden will partake in a welcome ceremony hosted by General Secretary Nguyn Phú Trng of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He will also hold a meeting with General Secretary Nguyn Phú Trng, during which both leaders will deliver remarks. Following this, President Biden will hold a press conference, as announced by the White House.
During the discussions between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the focus is expected to be on the G20 agenda, with particular emphasis on economic cooperation and multilateral investment opportunities. Biden is keen on advancing the cause of multilateral development bank reform and restructuring.
John Kirby, National Security Council (NSC) coordinator for strategic communications, noted that there is little likelihood of discussions between PM Modi and President Biden concerning climate issues and the ongoing Ukraine conflict.
India assumed the G20 presidency on December 1 last year, organizing approximately 200 meetings related to the G20 across 60 cities in the country. The 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit, set to take place in New Delhi, will serve as the culmination of these year-long G20 processes and meetings, which have involved, high officials, ministers, and civil societies.
The New Delhi Summit will conclude with the adoption of a G20 Leaders’ Declaration, affirming the leaders’ commitment to the priorities discussed and agreed upon during ministerial and working group meetings.