Indian premier congratulates Biden on election win

Indian premier congratulates Biden on election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday night in their first conversation since the announcement of the election result earlier this month.

Modi in a phone call with Biden agreed to work closely to further advance their partnership based on shared values

and common interests, according to a statement issued by the Indian government.

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Modi described Biden’s election win as

“a testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States.”

“The leaders also discussed their priorities, including containing the Covid-19 pandemic,

promoting access to affordable vaccines, tackling climate change,

and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region,” the statement added.

The Indian premier also congratulated US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, 56, whose mother was an Indian.

She became the first Black person to serve as number two in the government.

“I also conveyed warm congratulations for VP-elect @KamalaHarris.

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,” Modi tweeted after the phone call.

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