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Prime Minister Modi wishes Joe Biden, Kamala Harris; analyzes the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night wished the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, and congratulated him on his victory in the recently concluded presidential elections, underscoring a greater focus on Indo-American ties.

“I spoke on the phone with US President-elect @JoeBiden to congratulate him. We reiterate our strong commitment to the Indo-American strategic partnership and discuss our shared priorities and concerns: the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, ”Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet on Tuesday.

The prime minister also wished US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, of Indian descent, on her election to the US White House and the country’s second-highest office. “I also conveyed warm congratulations to Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris. Their success is a source of great pride and inspiration for members of the vibrant Indian-American community, who are a tremendous source of strength for Indo-US relations. “

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Prime Minister Modi’s wish for Biden and Harris comes nearly ten days after the two newly elected officials won a tightly fought presidential race.

Hours earlier, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had indicated swift action to strengthen ties with the US administration and established the old ties the country has with Biden. Jaishankar said that President-elect Biden “is not a stranger to India or the relationship” and that India has looked after him in his previous roles as vice president of the Barack Obama administration.

The Indian government will face no problems in boosting ties with the United States under Joe Biden due to the strong element of bipartisan support for the bilateral relationship, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said.

“I am very confident that we will pick up where we left off (with the Donald Trump administration), we have done so in the last four administrations,” Jaishankar said while participating in an online discussion hosted by the think tanks Center for International Governance. Innovation and Gateway House.



Hindustan Times

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