US Vice President Joe Biden reaches Delhi

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New Delhi, July 22: The US Vice President Joe Biden along with his wife, Jill Biden, has reached Delhi, on Monday evening.

In his four-day long visit to India as the Vice President of US, Biden is expected to make Indo-US ties the most important strategic partnership of the 21st century.

During his visit, he will visit Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.Then, he will meet top leaders in New Delhi and address business and Student community in Mumbai, before leaving for Singapore for the last leg of his week-long trip.

In Mumbai, he will deliver a speech on US- India relations and meet the business community and students.

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Biden's visit is expected to lay ground work for the US visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in September-October, during which he is expected to hold meetings with President Barack Obama.

According to the White House, Biden will begin his official meetings tomorrow with his Indian counterpart Ansari.

He will also meet the US Embassy staff in New Delhi. Biden will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders to discuss India-US engagement on a broad array of issues includes economic growth, trade, energy and climate change, security and investments in innovation and education.

In his meetings with the top leaders, Biden is likely to discuss host of bilateral, regional and global issues, besides emphasising on closer cooperation to harness economic and strategic opportunities, the White house said.

The US Vice President in then scheduled to call on Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj, before having a one-to-one dialogue with Prime Minister Singh at his official residence. Biden will meet President Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and take part in the dinner to be hosted by Vice President Ansari at the Hyderabad House, before leaving for Mumbai.

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(With PTI inputs)

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