PM Modi speaks to US President elect Joe Biden, congratulates him on win
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President elect Joe Biden on Tuesday and congratulated him on his victory in the US Election 2020. He also offered his congratulations to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and said that her success was a matter of pride for the Indian-American community.
"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," the Prime Minister tweeted at around midnight on Tuesday.
"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," PM Modi added.
Earlier on Tuesday, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had a word with Joe's administration and held talks on positive ties between India and the US.
Apart from working together to combat terrorism and climate change, and defeat the Covid pandemic, Mr Biden is expected to support India's claim to a permanent UN Security Council seat.