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Biden Speaks PM Modi On Call; Discussed Strategic Issues

by Shatakshi Gupta

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President Joe Biden on the phone at around 11 pm on Monday night. PM gave this information on social media. Joe Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th President on January 20.  After this, for the first time after 19 days, the two leaders have talked to each other.

 Modi said that I wish Joe Biden all the best for his victory. We spoke on local issues and our shared priorities. We also agree to pursue cooperation against climate change. We look forward to strengthening the strategic partnership for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.

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Talks on strengthening the Quad while fighting Global Terrorism

 The White House released a press release on Monday night and shared some points of conversation between the two leaders. Discussions were held between President Joe Biden and PM Modi to fight global terrorism together and strengthen the Quad countries’ ties.

COVID and Climate Change

Biden vowed to work together against COVID-19 and Climate Change. The two talked about strengthening the global economy, so that the people of both countries could benefit.

Both talked 3 months ago

PM Modi spoke to Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris after winning the presidential election about 3 months ago.  Nevertheless, the two discussed issues such as Indo-US Strategic Partnership, COVID-19 Pandemic, Climate Change and mutual support in India Pacific Region.

Biden spoke to only 7 heads of state in the first week

Biden’s foreign policy is very crucial for Super Power America. In the first week, Biden spoke to only 7 heads of state over the phone. Of these, neither included America’s closest Israel nor both the powers of Asia i.e. India and China. No Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain were also included in this list. Biden made the first call to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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