In a meeting with a US congressional delegation on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the US Congress’ strong, bipartisan support as “instrumental” in raising the bilateral comprehensive global strategic partnership.
“Glad to receive a Congressional delegation from US, including co-chairs of India Caucus in the House of Representatives, Rep. @RoKhanna and Rep. @michaelgwaltz. Strong bipartisan support from the US Congress is instrumental in further elevating India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership,” PM Modi said in a statement on social media.
US Representatives Ro Khanna, Mike Waltz, Ed Case, Kat Cammack, Deborah Ross, Jasmine Crockett, Rich McCormick, and Shri Thanedar were among the delegation’s members.
PM Modi welcomed the delegation to India and expressed his gratitude for the US Congress’ “consistent and bipartisan support” for bilateral relations between the two countries. He mentioned his most recent State visit to the US, which was at US President Joe Biden’s invitation.
“Prime Minister fondly recalled his historic State Visit to the US in June at the invitation of President Biden during which he had an opportunity to address a Joint Session of the US Congress for a second time,” Prime Minister’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Prime Minister and the US delegation highlighted that the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership is based on shared democratic values, respect for rule of law and strong people-to-people ties,” the statement added.
PM Modi visited the US earlier in June as part of a state visit. He spoke before a joint session of the US Congress during his tour, and he also attended a number of other events. He was invited to a state dinner at the White House hosted by US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, as well as a state luncheon hosted by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Vice President Kamala Harris.
In the meantime, S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, met with a congressional delegation from the US on Wednesday to discuss the changes taking place in India. The two parties discussed how to strengthen their bilateral relationship with the US and India.
Jaishankar and the US congressional delegation discussed cooperation between India and the US on multilateral, regional, and international issues during the discussion. Congressman Shri Thanedar, US Congressman Richard McCormick, and Congressman Ro Khanna, all of Indian descent, were part of the delegation.