Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Modi, Biden hold telephonic call to welcome the announcement of Air India and Boeing pact

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden to welcome the announcement of a landmark agreement between Air India and Boeing.

Modi and Biden expressed satisfaction at the deepening of the India-U.S. Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, which has resulted in robust growth in all domains, according to a statement released by MEA.

They welcomed the announcement of a landmark agreement between Air India and Boeing as a shining example of mutually beneficial cooperation that will help create new employment opportunities in both countries, the statement added.

The Prime Minister invited Boeing and other U.S. companies to make use of the opportunities arising due to the expanding civil aviation sector in India.

The two leaders welcomed the first meeting of the initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET) held recently in Washington D.C, and expressed a keen desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation in space, semi-conductors, supply chains, defence co-production and co-development and knowledge and innovation ecosystems.

They agreed to bolster the vibrant people-to-people ties between the two countries, which have been mutually beneficial. The two Leaders agreed to remain in contact during India’s ongoing G20 Presidency, according to MEA statement.

14/02/23 Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury/Economic Times

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