Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to United States President-elect Joe Biden over phone and congratulated him on his win in the elections.
The two leaders agreed to work closely to further advance the India-U.S. Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, built on shared values and common interests. The leaders also discussed their priorities, including containing the Covid-19 pandemic, promoting access to affordable vaccines, tackling climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region.
“Spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on phone to congratulate him. We reiterated our firm commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed our shared priorities and concerns — Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region,” Modi said in a tweet.
“Prime Minister Modi warmly congratulated President-elect Biden on his election, describing it as a testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States,” Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.
PM Modi also extended his heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Vice President-elect Senator Kamala Harris.
“I also conveyed warm congratulations for VP-elect @KamalaHarris. Her success is a matter of great pride and inspiration for members of the vibrant Indian-American community, who are a tremendous source of strength for Indo-US relations,” Modi tweeted.
The Prime Minister warmly recalled his earlier interactions with Biden, including during his official visits to the United States in 2014 and in 2016. Joseph R. Biden had chaired the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress that was addressed by the Prime Minister during his 2016 visit, the statement said.