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In meeting with Modi, Harris to 'reinforce' strategic partnership between India and America

Washington, US Vice President Kamala Harris will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Thursday to "reinforce" the strategic partnership between the two countries, as they plan to discuss various issues, including democracy, human rights and climate, a White House official said on Tuesday.

"This meeting will build upon their June 3 telephone conversation addressing the COVID response. They plan to discuss democracy, human rights, climate, and global health issues," the official told PTI.

"On Thursday, the Vice President will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reinforce the strategic partnership between the United States and India," the White House official said, requesting anonymity.

According to the official, as President Joe Biden delivered his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Harris plans to continue her work to advance the Biden-Harris Administration's agenda to rebuild "our alliances and restore America's global leadership.

"The Vice President will lead a session at the multinational summit hosted by President Biden on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and hold four bilateral meetings with leaders from around the world," the official said.

Later in the day, Harris is scheduled to meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to convey appreciation for the longstanding friendship and shared values between the US and the UK.

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