Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the first in-person Quad leaders’ summit in Washington on 24 September, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
On 25 September, PM Modi will address the UN general debate of the UN General Assembly at its 76th session, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.
While the Prime Minister is in Washington, he will also have a bilateral meeting with President Biden.
“We also look forward to bilateral meetings with other Quad leaders as well as bilateral meetings with some other leaders while he is in New York on Sept 25th,” Bagchi said.
In March this year, leaders of Quad countries held a virtual meeting. PM Modi participated in the meet, along with Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga and President of US Joe Biden.
Speaking at the Summit, PM Modi said: “We are united by our democratic values, and our commitment to a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.”
“Our agenda today – covering areas like vaccines, climate change and emerging technologies – makes the Quad a force for global good. I see this positive vision as an extension of India’s ancient philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which regards the world as one family,” he said.