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WASHINGTON, April 11: US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and tackled the destabilizing impacts of Russia’s war against Ukraine, with a particular focus on global food supply. The two leaders also inaugurated the fourth US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. In a press release by the White House, “together, they committed to strengthening the US-India relationship through cooperation on clean energy, technology and military cooperation, and expanded economic and people-to-people ties.”
They also committed to continue cooperation, bilaterally and multilaterally, on ending the COVID-19 pandemic, strengthening global health security, advancing global food security, and ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific. They emphasized their shared commitment, as leaders of the world’s largest democracies, to respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. President Biden and Prime Minister Modi looked forward to meeting in person later this spring, in Tokyo, for the Quad summi, the statement concluded.(KUNA)