New Delhi, India: In a significant acknowledgment, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the pivotal role of bipartisan support from US lawmakers in reinforcing the robust strategic partnership between India and the United States. Modi conveyed his thoughts on Twitter after engaging with a delegation of US lawmakers, who were extended an invitation by the Indian Foreign Ministry to participate in the country’s Independence Day festivities.
Expressing gratitude for the presence of the US congressional delegation, including co-chairs of the India Caucus in the House of Representatives, Representatives Ro Khanna and Michael Waltz, Modi underscored the vital significance of unwavering bipartisan backing from the US Congress. This support, he noted, is a driving force behind the continual enhancement of the comprehensive global strategic partnership shared by India and the United States.
Among the distinguished members of the visiting delegation were Ro Khanna, Democratic co-chair of the India Caucus, and Mike Waltz, Republican co-chair. Other notable representatives included Rich McCormick, Ed Case, Kat Cammack, Deborah Ross, Jasmine Crockett, and Shri Thander.
With warmth and appreciation, Modi welcomed the delegation and conveyed his deep appreciation for the consistent and bipartisan backing of the US Congress, a support that plays a vital role in fortifying the bilateral relations between the two countries. During the meeting, he reminisced about his recent state visit to the US, where he had the unique privilege of addressing a joint session of Congress for the second time in June.
Throughout their interaction, both Prime Minister Modi and the US delegation emphasized the core foundation of the India-US comprehensive global strategic partnership, rooted in shared democratic values, a steadfast commitment to the rule of law, and the enduring strength of people-to-people connections.
S Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister, also engaged in discussions with the US congressional delegation. Conversations centered on the ongoing transformation within India, accompanied by insightful exchanges on advancing the bilateral partnership. The dialogue extended to encompass the broader global landscape, including collaboration on multilateral, regional, and global challenges.
Jaishankar expressed his appreciation for the constructive and meaningful interaction through a tweet. The discussions during the meeting delved into various facets, including India’s ongoing journey of transformation, aspirations for inclusive development, and the shared commitment to a collaborative approach on global platforms, encompassing multilateral and global issues.
The meeting between Prime Minister Modi, S Jaishankar, and the US congressional delegation reinforced the profound and enduring bond between the two nations. It highlighted the collective commitment to nurturing a dynamic and impactful partnership, one that is grounded in shared values and a resolute dedication to advancing collaboration on the international stage.