Modi thanks Obama on support for UNSC permanent membership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by U.S. President Barack Obama in New York on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by U.S. President Barack Obama in New York on Monday.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The two leaders will discuss a host of issues, including stepping up economic engagement and climate change.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met US President Barack Obama and discussed a host of issues, including stepping up economic engagement and climate change, during their third meeting in about a year.

Here are live updates:

Statement from MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup

11: 00 pm: President Barack Obama agreed that developing countries need to be provided the right technology: Vikas Swarup

10: 01pm: We look forward to a concrete outcome in Paris with a positive agenda on combating climate change: PM Modi

10: 00 pm: Prime Minister Modi says youth, technology and innovation are the driving forces for the natural partnership of Indian and Americans in advancing human progress.

9: 59 pm: I welcome the progress in our Joint Strategic Vision on Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Regions & our engagement with partners like Japan: PM Modi

9: 58 pm: We have resolved to deepen cooperation on counter-terrorism and extremism.

9: 56 pm: I thank President Obama for his support for India's position at a reformed UNSC, says PM Modi.

9: 56 pm: Our partnership in the energy sector focuses on clean and renewable energy and energy efficiency: PM

9: 55 pm: The President and I share a commitment on climate change, says PM Modi.

9: 55 pm: It is a great pleasure to meet President Obama in New York. I deeply value your friendship: PM Narendra Modi

9: 55 pm: "This is an opportunity to define common principles," says US President Barack Obama.

9: 40 pm: India is set to announce its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.

9: 30 pm: While climate change may top the agenda, economic and defence ties, security cooperation in Asia are also to be reviewed. In his UNGA speech, Mr. Modi did not indicate any change in India's position on climate change.

9: 15 pm: Bilateral meeting begins. Photo: MEA

Mr. Obama warmly received Mr. Modi by hugging him before their meeting, the third between them since May last year.

The meeting gave the two leaders an opportunity to build on the discussions they had in New Delhi in January when Mr. Obama travelled to India to attend the Republic Day Parade as its chief guest.

(With inputs from PTI)

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