US President Joe Biden on Sunday mentioned he held “substantial discussions” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on methods to strengthen the Indo-US partnership and thanked him for his management and internet hosting the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
Joe Biden mentioned that he additionally raised the significance of respecting human rights with PM Modi.
President Biden, who arrived in Delhi on his first go to to India because the US President, held wide-ranging talks with PM Modi and so they vowed to “deepen and diversify” the bilateral main defence partnership whereas welcoming ahead motion in India’s procurement of 31 drones and joint improvement of jet engines.
“I wish to as soon as once more thank Prime Minister Modi for his management and his hospitality and for internet hosting the G20. He and I’ve had substantial discussions about how we will proceed to strengthen the partnership between India and the US constructing on the Prime Minister’s go to to the White Home final June,” Joe Biden mentioned throughout a press convention in Vietnam’s Hanoi
“As I all the time do, I raised the significance of respecting human rights and the important function the civil society and a free press have in constructing a robust and affluent nation with PM Modi,” he mentioned.
In response to the joint assertion issued on Friday after PM Modi and Biden held bilateral talks, “The leaders re-emphasised that the shared values of freedom, democracy, human rights, inclusion, pluralism, and equal alternatives for all residents are essential to the success of our international locations get pleasure from and that these values strengthen our relationship.” Joe Biden additionally talked in regards to the “vital enterprise” he had finished in India in the course of the G20 Summit.
“This was an necessary second for the US to display our international management and our dedication to fixing the challenges that matter most to folks around the globe. Investing in inclusive progress and sustainable improvement, addressing the local weather disaster, strengthening meals safety and training, advancing international well being and well being safety,” he mentioned.
“We confirmed the world the US is a accomplice with a constructive imaginative and prescient for our shared future,” he added.
On the hall connecting India to Europe with the Center East and Israel, he mentioned which might be going to open up untold alternatives for transformative financial funding.
He mentioned the “unlawful conflict in Ukraine” was additionally mentioned on the summit and there was enough settlement on the necessity for simply and lasting peace.
Responding to questions, President Biden mentioned his objective is to offer stability around the globe by constructing America’s ties with Vietnam and different Asian international locations as he insisted that he’s not making an attempt to start out a “chilly conflict” with China.
“It isn’t about containing China. It is about having a steady base,” mentioned Biden.
Joe Biden additionally mentioned that he met with Chinese language Premier Li Qiang on the sidelines of the G20 in Delhi and “talked about stability.” “It wasn’t confrontational in any respect,” he added.
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