Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice President Kamala Harris met in Washington DC last night. The two leaders expressed happiness at their first in-person meeting. They warmly recalled their telephone conversation earlier in June 2021.
Mr. Modi and Kamala Harris discussed the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing efforts to contain the pandemic. Prime Minister recalled her kind words when India was battling the surge in COVID-19 and lauded US Support at that time.
US Vice President Kamal Harris appreciated India’s vaccination drive and how it has now moved to export the vaccines for humanity.
Regional and global issues including developments in Afghanistan and the quest for an open, free and inclusive Indo-Pacific region figured prominently in the talks. Both leaders agreed that that India-US and QUAD need to strengthen the supply chains and partner in the new technologies.
Both sides acknowledged the importance of collaborative action on climate change. Prime Minister spoke about India’s push for increasing renewable energy and the recently launched National Hydrogen Mission. He also emphasized the importance of lifestyle changes to promote environmental sustainability.