Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with United States (US) President-elect Joe Biden, congratulating him on his victory.
This was the first interaction between the two leaders after Democrat Biden defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in the US presidential election.
The leaders agreed to work closely to further advance the India-U.S. Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, built on shared values and common interests.
They had also discussed their priorities, including containing the Covid-19 pandemic, promoting access to affordable vaccines, tackling climate change, and cooperating in the Indo-Pacific region.
PM Modi also warmly recalled his earlier interactions with Biden during his official visits to the US in 2014 and in 2016.
“Spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on phone to congratulate him. We reiterated our firm commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership,” tweeted Modi.
“We discussed our shared priorities and concerns – Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region,” the tweet said.
Modi also extended his heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Vice President-elect Senator Kamala Harris.