Indo-US cordial relations: Biden and Modi talks 5 times in 21 months, both leaders will meet in US on 24th

Indo-US cordial relations: Biden and Modi talks 5 times in 21 months, both leaders will meet in US on 24th

 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the world's most powerful President Joe Biden will be face to face on 24 September. This will be the first meeting between the two leaders. The warm relations between India and America can be gauged from the fact that despite the corona epidemic in the world, how the top leaders of both the countries remained in touch with each other. After becoming the US President, Prime Minister Modi and Biden have had virtual meetings twice and phone talks three times. After all, on what topics did the two leaders discuss in these talks? What were the important agendas?

Agenda for virtual and phone talks 

November 17, 2020: The first talks between Prime Minister Modi and Biden took place over the phone. During this, Modi congratulated Biden for his victory in the presidential election. This was the first telephonic conversation between the two leaders. Biden had assured to maintain cordial relations with India. It was the first call since Biden's victory. However, Biden had not taken the oath of office at that time.

February 08, 2020: Prime Minister Modi had a phone conversation with US President Biden again. Modi had given this information on the tweet. During this, both the leaders had discussed many important topics including the Corona epidemic, regional issues to Indo-Pacific, climate change. The US reiterated its commitment to strengthen its strategic partnership for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. This was Modi's first interaction with Biden after Biden took the oath of office on January 20

April 26, 2021: Modi had a third phone conversation with Biden. PM Modi spoke to Biden over the phone. At that time the corona epidemic was at its peak in India. Within 24 hours, 3.24 lakh new cases were reported in the country. During that time both the leaders discussed in detail the Corona crisis arising in the country. PM Modi had said that there was a fruitful discussion with Biden. During this talks were held regarding the supply of raw materials and medicines for the vaccine.

March 12, 2021: The first virtual summit of the Quad leaders took place. For the first time, the Quad leaders had a virtual meeting. Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, Australian PM Scott Morrison and US President Biden attended this conference to be held through digital medium. In this conference, the Quad leaders discussed regional and global issues of common interest. Ideas were shared on practical areas of cooperation to create a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. The four leaders also discussed the ongoing efforts in the war against the Corona epidemic. 

April 22, 2021: PM Modi and President Biden hold talks for the 5th time regarding the Climate Summit. It was a virtual meeting between Modi and Biden. For the first time, America's fiercest opponents China and Russia also attended this meeting. Pakistan was not invited to this meeting. US President Biden had invited leaders of 40 countries, including Modi, to attend this summit. This meeting proved to be very useful in terms of climate change. Through this ceremony, the United States discussed the global security challenges posed by ClimateCheck and its impact on reducing climate pollution from fossil fuels. 

Modi visited America for the last time in September 2019

Before the Corona epidemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited America for the last time in September 2019. The President of America at that time was Donald Trump. The Prime Minister took part in the Howdy Modi program with Trump. In this program, the friendship of Modi and Trump was in the headlines. Trump had publicly described Modi as his close friend several times. The friendship between the two leaders brought a lot of color. After this the era of corona epidemic started in the world. Modi had visited Bangladesh during this period only in March 2021.

What is PM Modi's program

Prime Minister Modi and Biden will meet on 24 September at the White House. The White House confirmed the meeting late Monday this week. President Biden will host the Prime Minister of India at the White House on September 24, the statement said. We want the relations between the two countries to be stronger. PM Modi will also meet Vice President Kamala Harris on 23 September. On Monday, the White House also announced President Biden's weekly schedule. It mentions his meeting with Prime Minister Modi.

In the interim government of Taliban in Afghanistan, new ministers, deputy ministers were increased, economic team expanded

In the interim government of Taliban in Afghanistan, new ministers, deputy ministers were increased, economic team expanded

The Taliban on Tuesday announced the names of several more ministers and deputy ministers in its interim government in Afghanistan. But despite worldwide pressure, no woman has been included in this expansion of the Taliban government. The Taliban has expanded after presenting a preliminary blueprint for its government earlier this month by announcing the names of top leaders in the top positions. It is noteworthy that the international community has said that it will look into the words and actions of the Taliban and will consider recognition of the new Afghan government after considering the treatment of women and minorities. The Taliban, in its first term, had completely banned women and girls in the country from studying, writing, working or moving in society.

Taliban expands economic team

The Taliban government of Afghanistan has strengthened the economic team. For this, a commerce minister and two deputy have been appointed. The group will seek to revive a financial system with a sudden halt to billions of dollars in foreign aid. On Tuesday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a news conference that Nooruddin Azizi, a businessman from Panjshir province, north of Kabul, has been named as the acting minister of commerce and industry. They will start work immediately. Ajizi is joined by the caretaker finance minister and the economic affairs minister in a team facing a difficult task. Both were announced earlier.

women may be included at a later time

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, while giving information about the cabinet expansion, said that women could be included in the government at a later time. However, he did not specify any specific time for this. The spokesman said that rules are being prepared for Afghan girls to read, write and work according to the Shariat. But no time limit has been given for when these rules will be ready. Mujahid said minorities, such as the Hazra community, have been taken care of in this cabinet expansion. Deputy ministers have been hired for technical proficiency.

Commenting on the international community's hesitation to recognize the government, the Mujahid said there was no reason to put the work on hold. It is the responsibility of the United Nations and other countries to recognize our government. Along with this, Asian, European and Islamic countries have a responsibility to establish diplomatic relations with us. The Taliban currently need international help to run their government. The condition of this country is dire after four decades of long struggle. The previous government, running with American support, was dependent on international aid. Afghanistan's economy was in dire straits before the Taliban took power last month. Now the situation is getting worse in the new regime.

Poverty has suddenly started increasing. The Taliban does not consider this situation to be very worrying. The spokesman says that most of the funding given to the previous corrupt government was used in the 20-year war against the Taliban. The spokesman said that we can run our business without foreign help. We have enough resources. According to what we have seen and understood so far, Afghanistan is not an economically unsuccessful country. We have enough revenue. If we control and store it properly then we will solve all our immediate problems. But it is not yet clear how revenue will be raised from the country, which is projecting 97 percent of the population of the United Nations to reach below the poverty line by the end of the year. The Taliban have named their cabinet as the interim government, but have not yet made it clear whether elections will be held in the country anytime soon.