WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will receive Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House next month as part of Modi’s visit to the United States, which will include honors at an elaborate White House state banquet.
According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Modi’s June 22 visit “will affirm the deep and close partnership between the United States and India, as well as the warm bonds of family and friendship that link Americans and Indians together.”
Though the two leaders have met at international summits since Biden assumed office, this will be Modi’s first visit to the Biden White House.
Biden has invited Modi to visit the United States for the third time, following French President Emmanuel Macron late last year and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in April.
According to Jean-Pierre, Biden and Modi will emphasize their countries’ commitment to a free and safe Indo-Pacific region, as well as their technological ties, notably in defense, clean energy, and space.