New Delhi: US President Joe Biden arrived in Delhi on Friday evening to attend the two-day G20 Leaders’ Summit, which will be held on September 9 and 10.
President Biden will be following the COVID-19 guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during his visit to India for the G20 Summit. Despite First Lady Jill Biden testing positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week, President Biden has tested negative for the virus.
First Lady Jill Biden remains in quarantine at their Delaware residence and will not be accompanying the President to India and Vietnam. Her recent test results have also come back negative for COVID-19.
This is Biden’s first trip to India after taking office as President in January 2021. He is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening, during which they will discuss a range of issues, including the war in Ukraine, climate change, and economic cooperation.
The G20 summit is a forum for the world’s major economies to discuss global issues. The theme of this year’s summit is “Recovering Together, Growing Together”. The leaders are expected to discuss ways to promote economic growth, address climate change, and improve global health.
The summit will also be an opportunity for Biden to strengthen ties with India. India is a key strategic partner for the United States, and the two countries have a strong working relationship on a range of issues.
Biden’s visit to India comes at a time of growing strategic competition between the United States and China. India is seen as a key player in this competition, and Biden is hoping to strengthen India’s ties with the United States.
The G20 summit is a major international event, and Biden’s participation is a sign of the importance that the United States attaches to India. The summit is also an opportunity for Biden to showcase his commitment to multilateralism and global cooperation.