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Biden Speaks With Modi To Affirm Ties

Biden Speaks With Modi To Affirm Ties

Biden Speaks With Modi To Affirm Ties

India-West News Desk

WASHINGTON, DC – On June 5, President Joe Biden spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him and the National Democratic Alliance on their historic victory in India’s general election. The President commended the people of India for participating in the largest democratic exercise in human history, with nearly 650 million going to the polls to vote.

During their conversation, President Biden and Prime Minister Modi emphasized their commitment to deepening the U.S.-India Comprehensive and Global Strategic Partnership, the White House said They discussed advancing their shared vision of a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. Additionally, the leaders talked about National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s upcoming travel to New Delhi to engage with the new government on shared U.S.-India priorities, including the trusted strategic technology partnership.

Modi noted the strength of the India-U.S. partnership, stating, “Happy to receive a call from my friend President @JoeBiden. Deeply value his warm words of felicitations and his appreciation for Indian democracy. Conveyed that the India-U.S. Comprehensive Global Partnership is poised to witness many new landmarks in the years to come. Our partnership will continue to be a force for global good for the benefit of humanity.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken also tweeted his congratulations: “Congratulations to @narendramodi and the National Democratic Alliance on their victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha general elections. The U.S. looks forward to advancing our partnership with the Indian government and commends the estimated 650 million voters who exercised their right to vote.”

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