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PM Interacts With American CEOs, To Meet Kamala Harris Later: 5 Points

PM Interacts With American CEOs, To Meet Kamala Harris Later: 5 Points

PM Modi US Visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached US for three day visit.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet US Vice President Kamala Harris on the first day of his US visit today, following a session with the country's business community.

Here are 5 points on Day 1 of PM Modi's US Visit:

  1. PM Modi met American CEOs in Washington DC at 7 in the evening today. The meeting was attended by Cristiano E Amon from Qualcomm, Shantanu Narayen from Adobe, Mark Widmar from First Solar, Vivek Lall from General Atomics and Stephen A Schwarzman from Blackstone, news agency ANI reported. Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Lall are Indian Americans.

  2. The second meeting on PM Modi's agenda will be with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

  3. The most closely watched part of PM Modi's schedule for today will be his meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris which will mark the first in-person meet between the two leaders. Ms Harris, an Indian-American, and PM Modi had spoken over the phone in June amid the deadly wave of COVID-19 in India.

  4. On his first meeting with Ms Harris, PM Modi said in a tweet that he was "looking forward" to talks to explore opportunities for cooperation between US and India, particularly in the area of science and technology.

  5. PM Modi will also hold a one-on-one meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga focused on bilateral ties between the two counties. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Suga and PM Modi also talked about the challenges posed by China's expansionist moves in the South China Sea.