India Matters! US President Biden rolls out red carpet for PM Modi for his first state visit
May 16, 2023
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): US President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host PM Modi for an official state visit in June 2023. PM Narendra Modi will travel to the United States for an official state visit from June 21 to 24. Notably, this will be Narendra Modi’s first state visit to the US during his nine-year-long reign as Prime Minister . The last state visit by an Indian PM was made by former PM Manmohan Singh in the year 2009. During his tenure as PM, Narendra Modi has visited the US several times, but none was a state visit. This historic visit will offer an opportunity for India-US to further deepen a forward-looking global strategic partnership. The state visits to foreign countries are led by the head of the state/government. State visits are the highest expression of bilateral relations between countries. Other visits are termed official visits, official working visits, guest-of-government visits, private visits. According to The Guardian, under Biden’s administration, French President Emmanuel Macron was the first to be welcomed for a state visit. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Republic of India for an Official State Visit to the United States, which will include a state dinner, on June 22, 2023. The visit will strengthen the two countries' shared commitment to a free, open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific and our shared resolve to elevate our strategic technology partnership, including in defence, clean energy, and space. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the United States on September 23, 2021. In 2022, on the sidelines of the QUAD Leaders Summit, Modi and Biden announced the India-US initiative of critical and emerging technology.