U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sept. 23, a day before the first bilateral meeting between him and President Joe Biden and the Quad Summit at the White House, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Biden will receive Modi for their first face-to-face bilateral meeting at the White House on September 24th. Later that day, Biden will host the first-ever personal summit of quad leaders at the White House with Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide, Suga and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
“The Vice President will meet with His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India,” a White House official told PTI. This will be the first meeting between the two guides. Harris had previously spoken to Modi on the phone during the COVID-19 crisis.
Harris is the first person of Indian descent to be elected Vice President of the United States. During this week, when world leaders gather in New York to attend the annual session of the UN General Assembly, Harris is scheduled to hold meetings with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President of Zambia, on Tuesday, according to the White House Hakainde Hichilema on Wednesday and President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday.
On Wednesday, she will also chair a session at the President’s virtual COVID summit on better reconstruction and preparation and prevention of future pandemics, according to a senior White House official.