Washington, Sep 30 (PTI) India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US was a very successful one. During this he had his first bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden and the first one-on-one meeting with like-minded Quad leaders in frank and satisfying talks.
Sandhu made the remarks at an event organized by the Indian expatriate community on Wednesday. “Just had a very successful trip here,” he said.
Eminent members of the Indian-American community converge in Washington for the first time since the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Prime Minister Modi had an important bilateral meeting with President Biden during his visit. The two leaders met in 2014 and 2016, when Biden was the country’s vice president.
Sandhu said, “So this was not the first time that the two leaders met but the bilateral meeting was very good. He said the conversation with Vice President Kamala Harris was also very good.
He said that the Quad summit organized by Biden at the White House was also very good. Modi was accompanied by his counterparts from Japan and Australia in this meeting.
The Indian Ambassador said, “There was a frank and satisfactory conversation between the four leaders. Even in terms of vaccines, all four countries are using their respective strengths and we are on track to produce one billion vaccines in 2022, which will be distributed in the Indo-Pacific, especially in Southeast Asia.
He said, “The Quad is a group of like-minded countries coming together because today’s challenges are of international level. For example, Kovid.
Sandhu said that India is an important partner in terms of affordable healthcare. “There is immense potential for us to help each other and third countries bilaterally,” he said.
He said that India’s resumption of vaccine exports would take close coordination with the US and other like-minded countries.