WASHINGTON: Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Vice President of The United States Kamala Harris in Washington DC on 23 September 2021, during his visit to the USA.
Both in the meeting expressed their happiness to met in person for the first time. They cordially recalled their telephonic conversation earlier in June 2021. They exchanged their views on the recent global developments, including Afghanistan, and reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
Both the leaders discussed the COVID-19 situation of their respective countries, including the ongoing efforts of containing the pandemic through the expedited vaccination efforts, and ensuring supply of critical medicines, therapeutics and healthcare equipment.
Both sides acknowledged the importance of collaborative action on climate change. Prime Minister spoke about India’s push for increasing renewable energy and the recently launched National Hydrogen Mission. He also emphasized the importance of lifestyle changes to promote environmental sustainability.
They noted the areas of future collaboration, including space cooperation, Information Technology, especially emerging and critical technologies, as well as the cooperation in the healthcare sector. Both leaders acknowledged the vibrant people-to-people linkages as the basis of the mutually beneficial education linkages and the flow of knowledge, innovation, and talent between our two countries.
Prime Minister Modi invited Vice-President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff to visit India soon. PM Modi also tweeted his views about his meet the honorable Kamala Harris.