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‘Harris to meet Modi to strengthen India-US partnership’

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(Lalit K Jha)

Washington, Sep 21 (PTI) US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Thursday to “strengthen” the strategic partnership between the US and India, during which the two leaders will hold talks on democracy, human rights. And various issues including climate will be discussed.

A White House official gave this information on Tuesday.

The official told PTI-language, “This meeting will take forward the telephonic conversation between the two leaders on June 3 regarding the handling of Kovid-19. During this, the two leaders will also discuss issues of democracy, human rights, climate and global health.

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The official said on condition of anonymity that, “The Vice President will meet Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Thursday to “strengthen” the strategic partnership between the US and India.

In line with President Joe Biden’s first speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Harris will work to advance the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda to “rebuild our alliances and restore America’s global leadership,” the official said.

“The Vice President will lead a session at the President’s multinational summit on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and hold four bilateral meetings with leaders from around the world,” she said.

Later, Harris is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. During this time she will appreciate the enduring friendship and shared values ​​between the US and the UK.

Harris will meet with Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema on Wednesday and with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday.

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