G20 Summit: White House Announced, Joe Biden Biden to reach India two days before summit to meet PM Modi
On September 1, The White House announced that US President Joe Biden will travel to India next week to participate in the G20 Summit, scheduled to take place on September 9 and 10. On September 8, Joe Biden is expected to participate in a bilateral meeting with PM Modi to further strengthen ties between the USA and India.
The American President will fly to New Delhi, India, on Thursday, September 7, to attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit. He will meet privately with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, according to a statement from the White House.
The economic and social repercussions of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine may be a major topic of conversation during the talks, among other things.
“While in New Delhi, the President will also commend Prime Minister Modi’s leadership of the G20 and reaffirm the US commitment to the G20 as the premier forum of economic cooperation, including by hosting it in 2026,” the statement read.
Biden will strongly promote the reform of multilateral development banks (MDBs) during his visit, offering initiatives to increase these organizations’ financial strength. This action strives to address issues by reducing poverty, promoting prosperity, and battling the climate disaster. Additionally, Biden wants to make it clear that the United States is in solidarity with the developing world.
Notably, the White House statement came just after Putin called his Chinese counterpart a “friend” in a televised address and announced that he would soon travel to Beijing.
According to the Russian news agency Interfax, Putin stated that “quite soon we will have events, and there will be a meeting with the president of the People’s Republic of China.”
Similarly, sources suggested that Xi would skip the G20 summit in New Delhi the day after releasing a controversial map that enraged the entire neighbourhood. Beijing is anticipated to send Premier Li Qiang to the conference on September 9–10.
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