Prime Minister Modi holds bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting on Friday on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

The meeting took place at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, the Prime Minister’s residence, shortly after Biden’s Air Force One landed in Delhi.

“Our meeting was very productive. We were able to discuss numerous topics which will further economic and people-to-people linkages between India and the USA” Prime Minister Modi said on X.

“The friendship between our nations will continue to play a great role in furthering global good” he added in the post on the micro-blogging site.

After the bilateral meeting, the Prime Minister a dinner for the US president.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and US NSA Jake Sullivan were also present in the meeting from the US side while the Indian delegation included External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval.

Before he set out for India, Biden posted on X “every time we (the G20) engage, we get better”.

“I’m headed to the G20 – the premier forum for international economic cooperation… focused on making progress on Americans’ priorities, delivering for developing nations, and showing our commitment to the G20 as a forum that can deliver,” he said. UNI

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