Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met New Jersey Governor Philip D Murphy and assured him of government’s support as New Jersey seeks to pursue meaningful cooperation with Indian states.
According to the release, the Prime Minister received Murphy today morning on his first visit to India in his current official capacity.
“Prime Minister Modi welcomed the Governor’s desire to promote closer commercial and people-to-people relations between New Jersey and India and assured him of the Government of India’s support as New Jersey seeks to pursue meaningful cooperation with the Indian States,” it said.
Apart from Delhi, the governor is visiting Agra, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
Governor Murphy briefed Prime Minister Modi of his priorities for building his state’s relations with India and committed to working towards a robust partnership between India and the US, it said.
Noting the commonalities between India and New Jersey, he mentioned the celebration of diversity and respect for plurality in India which he had as witnessed since his arrival.
PM Modi noted with satisfaction that state of New Jersey, which hosts the highest concentration of Indian- American population in the US, has emerged as a top destination for India’s trade and investment.
Both dignitaries agreed to the significance of cooperation in STEM and higher education.
Prime Minister Modi appreciated the personal attention paid by the Governor for the well-being of the Indian American community in New Jersey and stressed their importance as a bridge between India and their host country, it said.