BanglaHunt Desk: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and newly elected US President Joe Biden recently had a telephone conversation. This is the first time the two have spoken on the phone, despite sending congratulatory messages to Joe Biden after winning the US presidential election. He also spoke with US Vice President Kamala Harris.
The two spoke on the phone with newly elected US President Joe Biden about climate change, cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and, above all, the corona virus. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Spoke to US President-elect OJoeBiden 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.
– Narendra Modi (narendramodi) November 17, 2020
Modi-Biden phone conversation
After concluding the phone conversation with Joe Biden, the Prime Minister tweeted at 11:40 pm on Tuesday, “Congratulations to newly elected US President Joe Biden over the phone. The strengthening of Indo-US strategic relations was also discussed. In this context, climate change, cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and, above all, tackling the Corona virus problem are also discussed.
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.
– Narendra Modi (arenarendramodi) November 17, 2020
Talking to Kamala Harris too
In addition to the newly elected US President, Prime Minister Modi also spoke with US Vice President Kamala Harris. He said, ‘This achievement of Kamala Harris is a matter of great pride and inspiration for the Indian American community. This community is an important source of strength in Indo-US relations.
Joe Biden was a witness to a major shift in bilateral relations between the two countries, Indian Foreign Minister Ek Jaishankar said. Since becoming a member of the Senate in 1980, Biden has been in favor of strengthening ties between India and the United States.