PM leaves for state visit to the US, says it will enrich depth and diversity of our partnership

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New Delhi, June 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for a five-day visit to the United States and Egypt from Delhi.

Issuing a departure statement before leaving for the US, The Prime Minister said, “This visit will be an opportunity to enrich the depth and diversity of our partnership”.

He said, India-US ties are multifaceted, with deepening engagements across sectors. USA is India’s largest trade partner in goods and services. We collaborate closely in science & technology, education, health, defence and security fields”.

Highlighting other aspects of relation between two countries he said “the initiative on Critical & Emerging Technologies has added new dimensions and widened collaboration to defence industrial cooperation, space, telecom, quantum, Artificial Intelligence and biotech sectors.

” Our two countries are also collaborating to further our shared vision of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific” he added.

“My discussions with President Biden and other senior US leaders will provide an opportunity to consolidate our bilateral cooperation as well as in plurilateral forums such as G20, Quad and IPEF” Modi said.

He also expressed confidence that the visit to the US will reinforce our ties based on shared values of democracy, diversity and freedom, adding that together we stand stronger in meeting the shared global challenges”.

Sharing the details of the visit, the Prime Minister said, “I am travelling to the United States of America on a State Visit at the invitation of President Joseph Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. This special invitation is a reflection of the vigor and vitality of the partnership between our democracies”.

The Prime Minister will commence the visit in New York, where he will celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21 at the United Nations Headquarters with the UN and hold talks with US President Joe Biden and address the Joint Session of the US Congress in Washington, DC.

On the second leg of his visit to Egypt, the Prime Minister said, “I will travel to Cairo from Washington D.C. at the invitation of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. I am excited to pay a State Visit to a close and friendly country for the first time”. President Sisi was the Chief Guest at Republic Day celebrations this year.

“These two visits in the span of a few months is a reflection of our rapidly evolving partnership with Egypt, which was elevated to a ‘Strategic Partnership’ during President Sisi’s visit”.

“”I look forward to my discussions with President Sisi and senior members of the Egyptian Government to impart further momentum to our civilizational and multi-faceted partnership” he said.

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