US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, According to NDTV, there they discussed the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States.
In a tweet, Blinken expressed his satisfaction with the discussion and highlighted the deep partnership between the US and India, eagerly anticipating Prime Minister Modi's visit in June.
I had a great discussion with Indian Minister of External Affairs @DrSJaishankar on the sidelines of the G7 in Hiroshima. We look forward to hosting Indian Prime Minister @NarendraModi in June, whose visit will celebrate the deep partnership between the United States and India. pic.twitter.com/aoeilLrkNU— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) May 21, 2023
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled for an official state visit to the US on June 22. The visit will include a state dinner at the White House, hosted by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
The visit aims to underscore the growing significance of the strategic partnership between India and the United States, as both countries already collaborate across various sectors.
In a statement released by the White House, it was confirmed that President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host Prime Minister Modi for the official state visit, emphasizing the shared commitment to a free, open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific region.
The statement further highlighted the intention to enhance the strategic technology partnership, including defense, clean energy, and space. The leaders will also discuss expanding educational exchanges, people-to-people ties, and addressing common challenges such as climate change, workforce development, and health security.