On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a video conference with US President Joe Biden to discuss a range of issues, including the COVID-19 epidemic, climate change, the global economy, and the Indo-Pacific region. On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “President Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss cooperation on a variety of issues, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, combating the climate crisis, strengthening the global economy, and upholding a free, open, rules-based international order to strengthen security, democracy, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific” (local time).
Both presidents will also advance ongoing negotiations about building an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and providing high-quality infrastructure. According to the White House Press Secretary, President Biden will keep close dialogues on the ramifications of Russia’s brutal assault against Ukraine, as well as minimising its destabilising impact on global food supply and commodity markets.
According to the statement, Biden last spoke with Prime Minister Modi and the other Quad Leaders in March. “This meeting will take place prior to the US-India 2+2 Ministerial with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, as well as India’s External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh,” it added.