Sunday, May 19

US President Biden Discusses Human Rights and Free Press Concerns with PM Modi

After attending the G20 Summit in Delhi meeting between US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a range of critical issues were addressed, with a particular emphasis on human rights and free press concerns.

The discussion underscored the significance of upholding and protecting human rights globally and the vital role played by a free and independent press in fostering transparency and accountability in democratic societies. This exchange of views reflects the commitment of both nations to engage in constructive dialogue and collaborate on matters of mutual interest, including the promotion of these fundamental values that underpin democracy and civil liberties.

 

After attending the G20 Summit in Delhi meeting between US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
After attending the G20 Summit in Delhi meeting between US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

 

Following his participation in the G20 Summit held in Delhi, US President Joe Biden emphasized the importance of respecting human rights and the pivotal roles that civil society and a free press play in building strong and prosperous nations during discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Biden expressed gratitude for Modi’s leadership and for hosting the G20 Summit. He went on to detail his visit to Vietnam, where he engaged in substantial discussions with Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and other leaders to enhance cooperation between the two nations.

While in Hanoi, President Biden reiterated that he had extensive talks with Prime Minister Modi regarding bolstering the Indo-US partnership. They pledged to deepen and diversify their major defense partnership and celebrated progress in India’s procurement of 31 drones and the joint development of jet engines.

During a press conference in Hanoi, Biden thanked Modi for his leadership and for hosting the G20 Summit, highlighting their ongoing efforts to strengthen the India-US partnership following Modi’s visit to the White House in June. Biden also emphasized the importance of respecting human rights and the crucial roles of civil society and a free press in nation-building, a sentiment echoed in the joint statement issued after their bilateral talks.

The joint statement underscored the shared values of freedom, democracy, human rights, inclusion, pluralism, and equal opportunities for all citizens as critical to the success of both countries and as pillars strengthening their relationship.

President Biden also discussed the substantial business conducted during the G20 Summit in India, emphasizing the United States’ global leadership and commitment to addressing challenges that matter most to people worldwide, including inclusive growth, sustainable development, the climate crisis, food security, education, global health, and health security.


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