India’s Modi to meet Harris and Qualcomm, Blackstone CEOs in U.S. visit

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By Nandita Bose

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday and chief executives of several U.S. companies, including Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Blackstone (NYSE:BX), two sources said.

At the White House meeting with Harris, Modi is expected to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, greater cooperation in technology, space and other sectors, and supply chain issues, the sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Modi’s three-day Washington trip will be capped by a meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday.

Biden and Modi will also hold a “Quad” summit with the leaders of Australia and Japan, aiming to boost cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region amid China’s growing dominance in the area.

Modi will on Thursday also meet the chief executives of Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) and General Atomics, the sources said.

Modi, former chief minister of Gujarat before his 2014 national election win, was banned from traveling to the United States for a nearly a decade, following the massacre of 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, in the state in 2002.

India’s Modi to meet Harris and Qualcomm, Blackstone CEOs in U.S. visit

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