US extends Independence Day greetings to India

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo

New Delhi (NVI): Wishing India on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US and India share closebonds of friendship and democratic traditions.

“On behalf of the Government of the United States of America and the American people, I extend greetings and best wishes to the people of India on your Independence Day,” Mike Pompeo said on the eve of India’s Independence Day.

The US and India have shared close bonds of friendship and democratic traditions since India gained its Independence seventy-three years ago, he added.

Pompeo said that over the years, our relationship has grown into a Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, involving ever closer cooperation on issues vital to global security and prosperity in the 21st century.

He further stated, the United States and India work together on defense, counter-terrorism, trade, investment, energy, environment, healthcare, agriculture, science and technology, education, space, the oceans and much more.

“As I remarked earlier this year, the US and India see each other as great pluralist democracies, global powers, and good friends. I wish the people of India a happy Independence Day,” Pompeo said.

-RJV