PM Modi discusses climate, terror with US Congressional delegation

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met with US Congressional delegation and discussed a range of issues including climate change, terrorism and technology cooperation between India and the US.

“There was a warm and frank discussion on regional issues of mutual interest, including those related to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a release.

Prime Minister and the visiting delegation took note of the increasing convergence of strategic interests between the two strategic partners and expressed desire to further enhance cooperation with an aim to promote global peace and stability, it said.

The Prime Minister also exchanged views on the potential for enhancing the bilateral relationship and strengthening cooperation on contemporary global issues such as terrorism, climate change and reliable supply chains for critical technologies, the statement read.

The Congressional delegation noted the excellent management of COVID situation in India in spite of the challenges of large and diverse population, the release said.

“People’s participation based on democratic ethos of the country played a key role in managing the worst pandemic of the last one century,” the Prime Minister noted.

He further appreciated the consistent support and constructive role of the US Congress in deepening the India-US comprehensive global strategic partnership which is anchored in shared democratic values.

PM Modi met with US Congressional delegation led by Senator John Cornyn which included Senator Michael Crapo, Senator Thomas Tuberville, Senator Michael Lee, Congressman Tony Gonzales and Congressman John Kevin Elizey, the release said.

Senator John Cornyn is the co-founder and co-chair of the Senate caucus on India and Indian Americans, it added.