PM Modi’s US Visit: PM Modi was greeted by a big gathering of Indian Americans at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC, with some singing his name and waving the Indian flag amid light showers.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi uploaded a photo from his journey to the United States on Wednesday, where he will attend a Quad conference and deliver a speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
“A long flight also means opportunities to go through papers and some file work,” Onboard the Boeing 777-337 VVIP aircraft, the Prime Minister posted a photo of himself at work and tweeted this.
PM Modi’s tweet was retweeted by other BJP leaders
“Always in the service of the country without stopping, tirelessly,” Using the hashtag #SevaSamarpan, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw responded to the tweet.
As he commended the two leaders for their commitment to their work, BJP leader Kapil Mishra presented a photo of previous Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri reading paperwork while onboard a plane alongside PM Modi’s.
There was a range of comments in his tweet, some of them hilarious. One user wrote “UPSC preparations”, while another joked “me when parents enter the room”.
Apart from jokes like, “Modiji revising”, there were also comments expressing anger such as “running away from problems within the country” and “what else can I sell?”.
PM Modi receives warm welcome in the US
PM Modi was greeted by a big gathering of Indian Americans at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC, with some singing his name and waving the Indian flag amid light rainfall.
“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,” as he shared the photos on Twitter, PM Modi tweeted.
Senior Biden Administration officials and India’s US Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu greeted PM Modi upon his arrival at the airport.
Prime Minister Modi has a jam-packed itinerary on his three-day trip to the US
PM Modi will attend the first-ever in-person Quad Summit, speak at the UN General Assembly, and meet with senior executives from several big American corporations during his visit.
With seven trips since taking office in 2014, President Trump has visited the country seven times.
Modi said the trip will be an opportunity to expand the Indo-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership as well as strengthen ties with Japan and Australia.
Modi arrives in US to attend the Quad Leaders Summit and deliver a UNGA address
On September 24, President Joe Biden will visit Modi at the White House for their first bilateral encounter.
Biden will convene the very first Quad Leaders’ Summit with Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison subsequently that day.
Since Joe Biden, a Democrat, became president of the United States in January, he and Prime Minister Modi have communicated virtually on numerous occasions. On April 26, they last spoke on the phone.
Modi to meet Vice President Harris for the first time
On the 23rd of September, Vice President Harris will meet with Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi.
The two leaders will meet for the first time at this summit. When the Covid-19 crisis erupted in June, Harris called Modi and spoke with him on the phone.
Harris is the first woman, the first African-American, and the first South Asian-American to be elected Vice President.
Modi will take part in the first-ever Quad Leaders’ Summit
Along with President Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Modi will take part in the first-ever Quad Leaders’ Summit.
“The Summit allows taking stock of the outcomes of our Virtual Summit in March this year and establish objectives for future interactions based on our common vision for the Indo-Pacific region,” the PMO stated.