New Delhi (HS). Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden talked for about an hour on Friday night on the issue of bilateral relations and further enhancing the strategic partnership between the two countries.
President Biden visited Prime Minister Modi’s official residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg and a joint statement was issued after the talks between the two leaders.
In a joint statement issued by the White House, the office of the US President, it was said that America supports India’s permanent membership in the United Nations. It will also support India in its bid to become a non-permanent member of the Security Council in the year 2028-29.
The bilateral talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Biden took place just before the G-20 summit. US announced support to India’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Both countries decided to further increase cooperation in the field of nuclear energy. In this regard, it was decided to further intensify negotiations regarding next generation nuclear reactor technology. India and America also announced to resolve the seventh and final issue of dispute in the World Trade Organization.
The joint statement said that the partnership between India and America is focused on the prosperity of the people of both the countries and creating better conditions in the world. Both countries emphasized on a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
Both the leaders welcomed the agreement regarding repair of US Navy warships at Mazagon Shipyard. The US industry welcomed India’s offer of aircraft repair care and capacity expansion.
Talks have started between India’s Space Research Organization (ISRO) and America’s NASA on the International Space Station mission next year and the human space mission is also being finalized this year. President Biden congratulated Prime Minister Modi on the successful mission of Chandrayaan-3.
Both the leaders expressed support for the Quad, the dialogue platform of India, America, Australia and Japan and invited Prime Minister Modi for the Quad summit to be held in India next year.
Both leaders decided to expand the strategic partnership between India and America in all areas. Also emphasized on ensuring freedom, democracy, human rights and equal opportunities for all citizens.
Both countries also resolved to expand cooperation in the field of latest defense technology.
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