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PM Narendra Modi meets US Vice President Kamala Harris, discusses Covid, Afghanistan


Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the Covid-19 situation and the recent global developments related to the Afghanistan crisis and the Indo-Pacific region in a meeting with United States Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday. Modi is currently on a three-day visit to the US.

This was the first in-person meeting between the two leaders since Harris took over as the vice president of the US.

The Indian prime minister is scheduled to attend the first in-person summit of the Quad grouping and address the General Assembly of the United Nations on Saturday.

The Quad is an alliance of the US, India, Australia and Japan.

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“Your assuming the vice presidency is a historic occasion,” Modi said, referring to Harris, at a joint briefing. “Several people across the world are inspired by you. I am confident India-USA ties will grow further under the leadership of [US President] Joe Biden and you.”

Glad to have met @VP @KamalaHarris. Her feat has inspired the entire world. We talked about multiple subjects that will further cement the India-USA friendship, which is based on shared values and cultural linkages. pic.twitter.com/46SvKo2Oxv

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 24, 2021

Deliberating upon the pandemic situation, Modi and Harris discussed the vaccination process in India and the US and spoke about ensuring supply of critical medicines, therapeutics and…

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