September 23, 2023
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Joe Biden To Visit India In September, 2023 Will Be Big Year: US On India Ties

The US President Joe Biden plans to visit India in September, according to the administration’s representative for South and Central Asia. The official noted that the relationship between India and the US will be significant in 2023. Additionally, the official praised India’s leadership in the G-20, stating that it expands its ability to serve as a positive influence on the world stage.

“This is gonna be a big year. Of course, India is hosting the G-20. This year, the United States is hosting APEC. Japan is hosting the G7. We have lots of our QUAD members who are taking on leadership roles. And it provides opportunities for all of us to bring our countries closer together,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu, told news agency PTI in an interview on Thursday.

“I know our President is looking forward to travelling to India in September. That will be his first trip to India as part of the G-20 Leaders Summit. We’re really excited about what’s to come in the next few months,” he said.

“We’re only a little over three months into this new year. And we’ve had a number of really exciting things that happened,” he said.

Several high-ranking officials from the US government, including Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, visited India. Additionally, senior officials from the administration attended the India-US Forum in Delhi. As the current president of the G-20, India has been at the forefront of promoting a constructive agenda for the organization.

“In March Dr Jaishankar hosted his QUAD counterparts for a ministerial meeting and extraordinary public events at the Raisina Dialogue with all four foreign ministers together. It was the first such public discussion with QUAD foreign ministers and really drove home how our four countries are coming together to support the people of the Indo-Pacific,” he said.

“And then lastly, this month, the arrival of our new Ambassador Eric Garcetti. He has already received a really warm welcome from our Indian and American staff at the US Embassy. Once he presents his credentials, he is looking forward to meeting with the rest of India and I think India will find that he is young, he is enthusiastic, and he’s eager to bring our relations to new heights,” Mr Lu said.

“We are really thankful for the tremendous work India has done by hosting the G-20 Foreign Ministerial meeting last month, and we look forward to actively participating in the many future G-20 meetings coming up this year, including the New Delhi Leaders Summit in September,” he said.

During the foreign ministers’ meeting, India devised a comprehensive agenda to address some of the world’s most pressing issues and to seek practical solutions for them. The speaker highlighted the significance of the G-20 as a platform that enables countries to collaborate for joint efforts, as evident from the constructive deliberations in the March meeting. He emphasized that India, as the current G-20 president, has demonstrated that the forum is a robust mechanism for leading economies to work collectively towards resolving global challenges such as food security, public health, energy insecurity, climate change, and unmanageable debt.

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