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PM Modi, Joe Biden Speak, Reiterate Agency Dedication To Strategic Partnership

PM Modi, Biden Talk, Reiterate Firm Commitment To Strategic Partnership

Prime Minister Modi mentioned he regarded ahead to working with US President-elect Joe Biden (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday to congratulate him on his win and reiterate India’s agency dedication to its strategic partnership with the USA. The Prime Minister additionally supplied his congratulations to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and mentioned that her success was a matter of pleasure for the Indian-American group.

“Spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on telephone to congratulate him. We reiterated our agency dedication to the Indo-US strategic partnership and mentioned our shared priorities and considerations – the COVID-19 pandemic, local weather change, and cooperation within the Indo-Pacific Area,” the Prime Minister tweeted at round midnight on Tuesday.

“I additionally conveyed heat congratulations for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Her success is a matter of nice pleasure and inspiration for members of the colourful Indian-American group, who’re an incredible supply of power for Indo-US relations,” PM Modi added.

Earlier on Tuesday, Overseas Minister S Jaishankar talked up constructive ties with the incoming Biden administration, noting that the Democrat is “not a stranger” to India.

Aside from working collectively to fight terrorism and local weather change, and defeat the Covid pandemic, Mr Biden is anticipated to help India’s declare to a everlasting UN Safety Council seat.

Based on a coverage paper launched through the election, the President-elect feels “no frequent world problem may be solved with out India and the US working as accountable companions”.

Mr Biden rose to India’s defence in October, earlier than the election started, after Donald Trump referred to “filthy air” in India as he defended his choice to drag out of the Paris accord.

“It is not the way you discuss buddies – and it isn’t the way you remedy world challenges like local weather change,” he tweeted. He later mentioned that his authorities would deal with working with India to scale back carbon emissions and safe clear and renewable sources of power.

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Joseph Biden, 77, defeated Donald Trump, 74, in a bitterly-fought presidential election that attracted a report variety of Individuals voters. Mr Biden gathered 306 electoral faculty votes (he wanted 270 to win) to Mr Trump’s 232 and polled practically 79 lakh votes to Mr Trump’s 73.2 lakh.

Mr Trump has since lashed out on social media with unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud and miscounting. A number of of his tweets have since been flagged by Twitter as being “disputed”.

Hours after Mr Biden’s win was known as by US media networks, Prime Minister Modi joined different world leaders, together with the Prime Ministers of Canada and the UK, in addition to French President Emmanuel Macron, in tweeting his congratulations.

He additionally congratulated Ms Harris, calling her success as “pathbreaking”. “I’m assured that vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger along with your help and management,” he mentioned.

Mr Biden is predicted to be sworn in because the 46th President of the USA on January 20.