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‘Great to see you’, President Biden greets PM Modi at first Quad summit

Meeting virtually at the first-ever Quadrilateral leaders' summit, US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated their "shared vision for the free and open Indo-Pacific" and upheld their mutual commitment to democratic institutions.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
March 13, 2021 11:35:52 am
This was Modi's first conversation after Biden assumed office last month.

In his first face-to-face interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after getting elected as the President of the United States, Joe Biden on Friday greeting the Indian leader with delight, saying, “It’s great to see you.”

Meeting virtually at the first-ever Quadrilateral leaders’ summit, the two leaders reiterated their “shared vision for the free and open Indo-Pacific” and upheld their mutual commitment to democratic institutions.

“A free and open Indo-Pacific is essential to each of our futures,” Biden said in his opening remarks, while PM Modi commenced his address by saying, “We are united by our democratic values.”

Prior to this, Biden and Modi have interacted twice over the telephone. They first interacted last November after Biden won the US elections. During the call, Biden raised the issues of “strengthening democracy at home and overseas”. The Indian government said “Modi warmly congratulated President-elect Biden on his election, describing it as a testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States.”

The second interaction was in February, when the two leaders underscored the need to defend democracy around the world.

PM Modi was quick to send his congratulations to Biden when he took over the Oval Office in January. “I look forward to working with him to strengthen India-US strategic partnership,” he said in a tweet.

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