G20 Summit 2023: GE jet engine and MQ-9 Reapers on agenda, says US ahead of PM Modi-Biden bilateral meet

The upcoming bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of the much-anticipated G20 Summit will focus on issues regarding the GE jet engine issue, the MQ-9 Reapers and other issues, said White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Thursday. 

The two leaders will also speak on 5G/6G technology, collaboration on critical and emerging technologies, and progress in the civil nuclear area. The bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Biden will take place today at expectedly 7:45 pm for 45 minutes. The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral talks with leaders of Bangladesh and Mauritius on Friday. 

“US President Joe Biden will be meeting with Prime Minister Modi and it will be an opportunity to follow up on Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the United States and we will see meaningful progress on a number of issues, including the GE jet engine issue, the MQ-9 Reapers, on 5G/6G, on collaboration on critical and emerging technologies, and progress also in the civil nuclear area as well,” said Sullivan during a press briefing. 

The White House NSA further said that Biden will also speak on critical, fundamental values “that the US stands for” and he is looking forward to meeting other leaders on the margins of the G20 before heading to Vietnam. 

According to senior White House officials, Biden is “very excited” about the important initiatives he will be championing at the G20 Summit in New Delhi. His meetings and interactions with Modi and other world leaders during and on the sidelines of the G20 Summit would be driven by the COVID-19 protocols established by the CDC. 

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