PM Modi dials Joe Biden, discusses Covid-19 pandemic, climate change

PM Modi dials Joe Biden, discusses Covid-19 pandemic, climate change

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today talked to US President-elect Joe Biden and congratulated him on his victory in the recently concluded US elections, while reiterating India’s firm commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership.

In a late-night tweet, PM said: “Spoke to US President-elect @JoeBiden 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.”

The PM also spoke to US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris over phone and congratulated her. “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,” he wrote on Twitter.

In the recently held US Presidential elections, Joe Biden, the former two-term vice president and a Senate veteran, defeated Republican candidate Donald Trump to be the 46th President of the United States.

Earlier today, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also exuded confidence that ties between India and the US will expand further under Biden’s administration. The EAM said that Biden he was part of the period when bilateral relations underwent a radical transformation.

Jaishankar added that the President-elect Biden is “not a stranger to India or to the relationship” and India has dealt with him in his former roles as vice president in the Barack Obama administration.

-ARK