“President Biden Arrives in India for the First Time Since Taking Office, Scheduled Meeting with Prime Minister”

“The Arrival of President Joe Biden in Delhi for G20 Summit, Bilateral Talks with PM Modi”

United States President Joe Biden has landed in Delhi, where he will participate in the G20 Summit over the weekend. Air Force One, carrying Mr. Biden, touched down at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport shortly before 7 pm. Following his arrival, the President is scheduled for a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which they may discuss various matters, including a potential fighter jet engine deal, the procurement of predator drones, and collaboration on critical technologies like 5G and 6G networks. While there is speculation about a significant rail deal, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has not confirmed this, although he highlighted the US’s interest in such an initiative. Sullivan emphasized the importance of connectivity from India, across the Middle East, to Europe, which is expected to bring significant economic and strategic benefits to all involved countries.

Earlier today, before departing for India, President Biden expressed the significance of engaging with the G20, describing it as the premier forum for international economic cooperation. He emphasized the focus on making progress on American priorities, delivering for developing nations, and demonstrating the commitment of the G20 as a capable forum for delivering results.

The White House aims to showcase the United States’ ability to contribute to the world during this summit, as emerging economies unite in groups like BRICS to ensure their concerns are heard. Last month, the BRICS bloc, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, announced the inclusion of six new nations, including the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Regarding a possible joint statement after the G20 Summit, National Security Advisor Sullivan stated that he could not predict its outcome but emphasized the US’s readiness to play its part in ensuring its approval. He highlighted potential obstacles, such as the situation in Ukraine and climate change, where oil-producing nations may seek less ambitious goals. Additionally, he mentioned China’s efforts to link technology access to the wording of any declaration.

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