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PM Modi to attend I2-U2 virtual summit with Biden, others: Report

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in a virtual summit of the I2- Quadrilateral Economic Forum. According to a US official, U2, which includes India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United States, will perform with US President Joe Biden and others. As External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar joined his colleagues in a meeting via videoconference from Jerusalem, the four nations resolved to begin this new Quad.

PM Modi will participate in the I2-U2 virtual summit alongside Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed during Biden’s maiden trip to the Middle East area next month, visiting Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia from July 13-16, according to an official.

It would be the highest-level gathering of the forum to date. The leaders will discuss “the food security crisis and other areas of cooperation across hemispheres where the UAE and Israel serve as important innovation hubs,” the US officials added.

The meeting will be held as Biden will undertake his first trip to the Mid-East region in July and visit Israel, West Bank and Saudi Arabia from July 13-16, the White House confirmed in a statement.

The US President will begin his travel in Israel, where he will meet with Israeli leaders to discuss the country’s security, prosperity, and increasing integration into the greater region, ANI quoted a senior Biden official.

PM Modi will participate in the I2-U2 virtual summit alongside Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed during Biden’s maiden trip to the Middle East area next month, visiting Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia from July 13-16, according to an official.

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