President-elect Joe Biden and PM Modi spoke on the phone for the first time after the US 2020 elections got concluded.
The result led to Democratic victory and put Joe-Biden and Kamala Harris on the top positions of the country.
Prime Minister Modi congratulated both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory and reconfirmed New Delhi’s commitment to the Indo-US strategic alliance and discussed their “shared priorities and concerns”.
Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Modi wrote, “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.”
He further tweeted,”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.
As per the Democratic transition team, the president elect is keen into working with India on several important issues like COVID-19 and global economy.
“The president-elect noted that he looks forward to working closely with the prime minister on shared global challenges, including containing COVID-19 and defending against future health crises, tackling the threat of climate change, launching the global economic recovery, strengthening democracy at home and abroad, and maintaining a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region,” said a statement from Biden’s transition team.
President elect Joe Biden thanked PM Narendra Modi for his congratulations and “expressed his desire to strengthen and expand the US-India strategic partnership alongside the first vice president of South Asian descent,” said the readout of the call.
The Prime Minister was on good terms with Donald Trump who had run against Joe Biden in the 2020 elections.
PM Modi had also welcomed Trump with pomp and grandeur early this year in a big event called ‘Namaste Trump’.
Donald Trump has refused to concede defeat and that is proving to be hard for the transition of power to go down smoothly.