PM Modi, President Biden meet ahead of G20 Summit
New Delhi: The G20 Summit is going to start today. Presidents of many major countries including America, Britain and Australia have reached New Delhi. All countries will discuss global issues in the G9 conference to be held at Bharat Mandapam in Delhi today and tomorrow (10 and 20 September). Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with President Biden, who arrived in India on Friday, which lasted for about 50 minutes. During this time, issues like nuclear energy cooperation, 6G and AI (artificial intelligence) were discussed between the two countries.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the US President Donald Trump to India for the G20 Summit. There was a very important bilateral conversation between the two leaders. After the conversation, PM Modi tweeted that he was happy to welcome the US President. Our meeting was very fruitful. We discussed a wide range of subjects that will advance India-US economic and people-to-people ties. The friendship between India and the US will continue to play a great role in advancing global good.
Prime Minister Modi and President Biden on Friday welcomed India's purchase of 31 drones and moving forward in joint development of jet engines and vowed to "deepen and diversify" the bilateral defence partnership. During their over 50-minute talks, the two leaders deliberated on India's G20 presidency, nuclear energy cooperation, key and emerging technologies like 6G and artificial intelligence, and ways to radically reshape multilateral development banks.
"President Biden welcomed the issuance of a letter of request from the Ministry of Defence of India for the purchase of 31 MQ-9B drones from General Atomics, a leading US defense company," the joint statement said. The two leaders also welcomed the completion of the US Congressional notification process and the commencement of negotiations for a commercial agreement between GE Aerospace and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to manufacture GE F-414 jet engines in India, the statement said. The two leaders "committed" to work collaboratively and expeditiously, supporting the progress of this unprecedented co-production and technology transfer proposal, the statement said.
During the talks, Biden appreciated India's G20 chairmanship for demonstrating how the G20 as a forum is delivering important results. Modi and Biden reaffirmed their commitment to the G20 and expressed confidence that the outcomes of the summit will help advance the shared goals, the statement said. The two leaders reiterated the importance of the Quad, supporting a free, open, inclusive and resilient Indo-Pacific region.
India will host the next quad leaders' summit next year. Modi looks forward to welcoming Biden to the next Summit of Quad leaders to be hosted by India in 2024, the statement said. The two leaders also called on their governments to continue working on transforming the India-US strategic partnership in all dimensions and reiterated their support for building resilient global semiconductor supply chains.
"The leaders reaffirmed that shared values of freedom, democracy, human rights, inclusion, pluralism, and equal opportunity for all citizens are critical to the success of our countries, and that these values strengthen our relationship," according to the statement between Modi and Biden.
Leaders of all countries and delegations will arrive at the summit venue Bharat Mandapam at 20.9 am today and pose for a picture with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After this, all the leaders and delegations will gather at the Chief Leaders Lounge, where the first session of the conference 'One Earth' will start from 30:10 pm.
G20 delegates and other international guests will be welcomed in multiple languages ranging from 'Bienvenue' in French to 'Hosgeldiniz' in Turkey upon entering the delegation centre at the summit venue here. In the spirit of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', the delegation offices at Hall No. 14 have printed welcome in the languages of all G20 member countries and invited countries. From 'Wilcomen' in German to 'Selamat Datang' in Indonesian and 'Bienvenido' in Spanish, 'Hosgeldiniz' in Turkish are written in colorful backgrounds.
A day before the start of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence that the summit will pave a new path in human-centric and inclusive development. US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Maloney, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva were among those who arrived in New Delhi on Friday for the G20 Summit.
The capital Delhi is all set to host the G20 summit. The whole city is very beautifully decorated. All the important and historical buildings of Delhi are illuminated with colorful lights. In many places, artwork has also been done on the walls. Also, strong security arrangements have been made. Delhi has been turned into an impenetrable fortress. About one lakh security personnel are keeping an eye on the sky from the ground.