U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks Thursday at the White House.
“The visit will strengthen our two countries’ shared commitment to a free, open, prosperous, and secure Indo-Pacific and shared resolve to elevate the technology partnership, including in defense, clean energy, and space,” the White House said ahead of the meeting.
In a rare move for the Indian leader, Modi and Biden are scheduled to appear at a joint news conference Thursday.
Modi is also due to give an address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress.
Thursday’s events close with a state dinner at the White House.
Some information for this report came from The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters.