Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a 3-day trip to the United States from Thursday, September 23 to Saturday, September 25. This is PM Modi’s first trip to the nation after President Joe Biden assumed office in January this year. After receiving a grand welcome at the Joint Base Andrews in the American capital of Washington DC, the PM held fruitful talks with a couple of top businessmen across various sectors on Thursday.
On the first day of his visit, PM Modi met the top officers of five leading industry players in the U.S as well as the world. The PM held talks with Qualcomm CEO, Cristiano Amon, Adobe CEO, Shantanu Narayen, General Atomics CEO, Vivek Lall, First Solar CEO, Mark Widmar and Blackstone CEO, Stephen Schwarzman.
Talking technology…— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 23, 2021
President and CEO of @Qualcomm, @cristianoamon and PM @narendramodi had a productive interaction. PM Modi highlighted the vast opportunities India offers. Mr. Amon expressed keenness to work with India in areas such as 5G and other @_DigitalIndia efforts. pic.twitter.com/kKcaXhpFtB
The tweet also spoke briefly about the agenda of the meeting, revolving primarily around 5G and Digital India.
The PM is scheduled to meet the Prime Ministers of Australia and Japan, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga later today. The day will also witness PM meeting the first female Vice-President of the U.S, Kamala Harris.
This will be the first in-person meeting of the two leaders after the Indian Prime Minister had called Harris to congratulate her after the victory in the Presidential elections.
Experts believe that the PM’s visit is vital for strategic as well as trade relations between the two countries and within the significant Quad group comprising of the United States of America, India, Japan, and Australia.
While the heads of the two countries, Prime Minister Modi and President Biden are all set for their first in-person bilateral meeting on September 24, PM will hold talks with the Quad leaders later in the day.