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Prime Minister talks to US President-elect Joe Biden and congratulates him on his victory | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had his first phone conversation with US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday night, setting immediate priorities for the India-US relationship under the new president.
In a tweet, Modi said: “I spoke on the phone with the president-elect of the United States @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. ”

According to an official reading, Modi warmly congratulated President-elect Biden on his election and described it as a testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States.
Climate change is back on the agenda of India and the United States under Biden. But equally important from India’s perspective is the continued focus on the Indo Pacific.
Modi also congratulated the new Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris.
“I also conveyed warm congratulations to Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris. Their success is a source of great pride and inspiration to members of the vibrant Indian-American community, who are a tremendous source of strength for Indo-American relations. ”

The leaders agreed to work closely together to further promote the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership. Built on shared values ​​and interests. The leaders also discussed their priorities, including containing the Covid-19 pandemic, promoting access to affordable vaccines, fighting climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

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