Committed to taking on toughest challenges together: Biden after bilateral meeting with PM Modi
New Delhi : US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in-person bilateral talks on Friday, the former asserted that 'India and US are the largest democracies in the world and both nations are committed to taking on the toughest challenges they face together.'
"This morning, I hosted Prime Minister Modi at the White House as we launch a new chapter in the history of US-India ties. Our two nations are the largest democracies in the world, and we’re committed to taking on the toughest challenges we face — together," tweeted Biden and shared an image from their meeting.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi also tweeted after the meeting and called it "outstanding".
"Your leadership will certainly play an important role in how this decade is shaped. The seeds have been sown for an even stronger friendship between India and the US," Prime Minister Modi told Biden.
"Had an outstanding meeting with @POTUS @JoeBiden. His leadership on critical global issues is commendable. We discussed how India and USA will further scale-up cooperation in different spheres and work together to overcome key challenges like COVID-19 and climate change," PM Modi tweeted after the meeting that lasted for nearly 90 minutes.
In a press briefing, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that the US President Biden appreciated India's role in providing vaccines and medicines to different nations.
Shringla stated the issue of H-1B visa was also discussed in the meeting. "Prime Minister Modi highlighted the issue of getting access for Indian professionals to US and mentioned H1B visa. It’ll be looked into," he added.