PM Modi, Kamala Harris discuss Afghanistan, Covid situation during bilateral talks

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington DC on Thursday. Both leaders exchanged views on recent global developments, including in Afghanistan.

PM Narendra Modi and US Vice-President Kamala Harris at the White House on Friday. (Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington DC on Thursday. Both leaders exchanged views on recent global developments, including in Afghanistan, and reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.

This was the first in-person meeting between PM Modi and Kamala Harris after the latter was sworn-in as the US vice-president last year.

PM Modi and VP Kamala Harris discussed the Covid-19 situation in India and US, including the ongoing efforts to contain the pandemic through expedited vaccination efforts, and ensuring supply of critical medicines, therapeutics and healthcare equipment.

On climate change, PM Modi spoke about India's push for increasing renewable energy and the recently launched National Hydrogen Mission. He also emphasised the importance of lifestyle changes to promote environmental sustainability.

The two leaders also discussed areas of future collaboration, including space cooperation, information technology, especially emerging and critical technologies, as well as the cooperation in healthcare sector.

PM Modi and VP Kamala Harris leaders acknowledged the vibrant people-to-people relations as the bedrock of the mutually beneficial education linkages and the flow of knowledge, innovation and talent between the two countries.

PM Modi invited VP Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff to visit India soon.

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