U.S. President Joe Biden will visit India from Sept 7-10 to attend a summit of the Group of 20 nations, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told a briefing on August 22.
White House National Security Adviser (NSA) Sullivan confirmed Biden would visit India from Sept. 7-10 for the summit, which is being held in New Delhi. Sullivan said the president would attend various bilateral meetings with other world leaders, but he did not disclose which leaders specifically.
Jake Sullivan said that the IMF and World Bank need to offer a better alternative for development support and financing to what he called China’s “coercive and unsustainable lending.”
In a separate statement, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden and other world leaders would cover a range of topics, including combating climate change, the global economy, the war in Ukraine and efforts to fight poverty.
This will be Biden’s first visit to India. In June, when PM modi was on his first official visit to the US, Biden had said he was looking forward to visiting India for the G20 leaders summit.
While in New Delhi, President Biden will also commend Prime Minister Modi’s leadership of the G20 and reaffirm the US commitment to the G20 as the premier forum of economic cooperation, including by hosting it in 2026, Jean-Pierre added.
The G20 world leaders’ summit is scheduled to be held in New Delhi on September 9 and 10.The summit is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in India.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal approved a proposal in this regard in view of the G20 Summit in the national capital.
According to the approved proposal, all schools and colleges will remain closed during these three days.
“The file has been sent to Lt Governor VK Saxena for his nod. After the Lt Governor’s approval, a public notification will be issued by the Delhi government,” a top city government officer said.