MODI-BIDEN .. PM Modi talks to Biden over phone; our stress is on strong bilateral ties, tweets Modi


NEWS PM BIDEN

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday, and the two reiterated their firm commitment to strategic bilateral partnership. Modi and Biden, who is set to take over as president in January, discussed the Covid-19 scenario, issues related to climate change, and the existing cooperation between the two countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

Notably, this was the first interaction between the two leaders after Biden as Democrat nominee defeated president Donald Trump the Republican nominee in the US presidential election.

Stated the Prime Minister: “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 — Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region.” The prime minister also congratulated US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, whose mother was Indian.

“Her success is a matter of great pride and inspiration for members of the vibrant Indian-American community,” Modi noted.

Notably, Biden has not made a call to India after he received congratulatory messages from PM Modi following his election as the next president. Biden is known to have called up leaders of Japan, Australia and South Korea in response to the congratulatory messages he got from them. Expectations were that he would call PM Modi as well. Biden has also not called heads of other nations in the region like China, Pakistan or Bangladesh.

PM Modi was said to be personally warm towards outgoing US president Donald Trump. In the presidential poll season, however, Modi or the other Indian authorities did not speak in favour of one or the other candidate. Indians in the US were divided as usual between the Republican and Democrat candidates. 

Biden Administration’s stands vis a vis China and Afghanistan, and of course Paksitan, are keenly awaited by the Indian establishment, as these will have major bearings on national interests here. IHN-NN

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NEWS PM BIDEN

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday, and the two reiterated their firm commitment to strategic bilateral partnership. Modi and Biden, who is set to take over as president in January, discussed the Covid-19 scenario, issues related to climate change, and the existing cooperation between the two countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

Notably, this was the first interaction between the two leaders after Biden as Democrat nominee defeated president Donald Trump the Republican nominee in the US presidential election.

Stated the Prime Minister: “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 — Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region.” The prime minister also congratulated US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, whose mother was Indian.

“Her success is a matter of great pride and inspiration for members of the vibrant Indian-American community,” Modi noted.

Notably, Biden has not made a call to India after he received congratulatory messages from PM Modi following his election as the next president. Biden is known to have called up leaders of Japan, Australia and South Korea in response to the congratulatory messages he got from them. Expectations were that he would call PM Modi as well. Biden has also not called heads of other nations in the region like China, Pakistan or Bangladesh.

PM Modi was said to be personally warm towards outgoing US president Donald Trump. In the presidential poll season, however, Modi or the other Indian authorities did not speak in favour of one or the other candidate. Indians in the US were divided as usual between the Republican and Democrat candidates. 

Biden Administration’s stands vis a vis China and Afghanistan, and of course Paksitan, are keenly awaited by the Indian establishment, as these will have major bearings on national interests here. IHN-NN

INDIA HERE AND NOW 

www.indiahereandnow.com email:indianow999@gmail.com 

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