On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on his victory and to reaffirmed India’s firm commitment to a strategic partnership with the United States. On Mr. Biden’s phone, PM Modi also congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and said that her success is a matter of pride for the Indian American community.
The Prime Minister tweeted around midnight on Tuesday, “Spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on phone to congratulate him. We reiterated our firm commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed our shared priorities and concerns – the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region,”.
PM Modi added, “I also conveyed warm congratulations for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. 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,”.
Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar spoke of a positive relationship with the incoming Biden administration, On Tuesday, noting that Democrats are not “strangers” to India.
In addition to working together to combat terrorism and climate change and defeat the Covid epidemic, Mr. Biden is expected to support India’s bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
According to a policy letter issued during the election, the President-elect feels that “no common global challenge can be solved without India and the United States acting as responsible partners.”.
Mr. Baden began standing up for India’s defense in October, just before the election, when Donald Trump referred to “filthy air” in India as defending his decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement.
He tweeted, “It’s not like you’re talking about friends – and it’s not about how you solve global challenges like climate change”. his government would focus on working with India to reduce carbon emissions and secure clean and renewable sources of energy, He later said.
Joseph Biden, 77, defeated Donald Trump, 74, In the highly contested presidential election in which American voters attracted a record number. Mr. Biden polls 232 of Mr. Trump’s 306 electorate college votes and Mr. Trump’s 73.2 million gave about 79 million votes.
Mr. Trump then made unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud and irregularities on social media. Many of his tweets were then called “disputed” by Twitter.
U.S. Hours after the media network called for Mr. Biden’s victory, in tweeting his congratulations Prime Minister Modi joined other world leaders, including the Prime Ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron.
He also congratulated Ms. Harris, calling her success as “pathbreaking”. he said, “I am confident that vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership,”.
Mr. Biden is expected to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20.