Prime Minister Narendra Modi was welcomed by a large number of Indian Americans on arrival in the United States (US) early Thursday. PM Modi is on an official visit to the US during which he will hold meeting with President Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris.
“Grateful to the Indian community in Washington DC for the warm welcome. Our diaspora is our strength. It is commendable how the Indian diaspora has distinguished itself across the world,” PM Modi tweeted while sharing some images of the moment.
In a few pictures shared by PM Modi and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Twitter, the prime minister can be seen interacting with the Indian-American CEOs and shaking hands with some people on the other side of the barricades.
On Wednesday, PM Modi took to Twitter to post a picture of himself going through documents while on his way to the US. In the picture, he can be seen working his way through a heap of documents with a suitcase and files on the seat next to him.
“A long flight also means opportunities to go through papers and some file work,” he captioned the image.
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PM Modi, who is visiting the US for the 7th time after assuming office in 2014, was received at the airport by senior officials of the Biden Administration and India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
PM Modi said he will hold the first face-to-face meeting with President Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris during his visit.
He will also attend the maiden in-person Quad summit and address the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
PM Modi said his visit would be an occasion to strengthen the Indo-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and consolidate ties with Japan and Australia.