PM Modi and Joe Biden will have a virtual meeting today. According to a media report-“The two leaders will review ongoing bilateral cooperation and exchange views on recent developments in South Asia, the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest”. The meet is aimed at further strengthening the bilateral Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership.
The diplomatic activity and the sanctions opposed on Russia are likely to come up in the conversation between the two leaders today. Mr daleep Singh Biden Administration’s pivotal creator for Russian sanctions US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics piqued on addressing India against Russia’s oil imports.
“He (Singh) went and had a constructive conversation and made clear that while it’s the decision of each individual country, including India, to determine whether they’re going to import Russian oil, it is only 1 to 2 per cent of their imports, About 10 per cent of their imports is from the United States,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
“What Daleep did make clear to his counterparts during this visit, was that we don’t believe it’s in India’s interest to accelerate or increase imports of Russian energy and other commodities,”- Jen Psaki added.
Adding more words about today’s virtual meet, Jen Psaki said the two leaders will progress the discussion on the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and delivering high-quality infrastructure.
“Biden will continue our close consultations on the consequences of Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine and mitigating its destabilising impact on global food supply and commodity markets,” she said.