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Indian PM Modi's US visit to affirm deep partnership: White House

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States next month will affirm the "deep and close partnership" between the two nations and the warm bonds that link the people of the US and India, the White House said.

"We just announced that the President and the First Lady will be hosting PM Modi of the Republic of India for an official state visit, which will include a state dinner on June 22nd," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in a press gaggle.

She said that the two leaders will highlight the shared commitment of the two nations to a free, open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific. White House Press Secretary said that President Biden and PM Modi will discuss ways to further expand educational and people-to-people ties.

Karine Jean-Pierre said, "The visit will affirm the deep and close partnership between the United States and India and the warm bonds of family and friendship that link Americans and Indians together. President Biden and Prime Minister Modi will highlight our two countries' shared commitment to a free, open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific and our shared resolve to elevate our strategic technology partnership, including defence, energy, clean energy, and space."

"The leaders will also discuss ways to further expand our educational exchanges and people-to-people ties, as well as our work together to confront common challenges from climate change to workforce development and health security," she added.

She noted that US President Joe Biden has decades of experience in leader-to-leader partnerships and called the ties between India and US an "important relationship."


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