US Congressional delegation meets PM Modi, discusses regional issues of mutual interests
Both sides noted the increasing convergence of strategic interests between the two strategic partners
A US Congressional delegation led by Senator John Cornyn on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held a warm and frank discussion on regional issues of mutual interest, including those related to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said.
During the discussion, both sides noted the increasing convergence of strategic interests between the two strategic partners and expressed desire to further enhance cooperation with an aim to promote global peace and stability.
The Prime Minister also exchanged views on the potential for enhancing the bilateral relationship and strengthening cooperation on contemporary global issues such as the terrorism, climate change and reliable supply chains for critical technologies, the statement maintained.
The US Congressional delegation included, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Michael Crapo, Senator Thomas Tuberville, Senator Michael Lee, Congressman Tony Gonzales and Congressman John Kevin Elizey Sr.
Senator John Cornyn, who led the US delegation, is the co-founder and co-Chair of the Senate caucus on India and Indian Americans.
During the meeting, the Congressional delegation noted the excellent management of COVID situation in India in-spite of the challenges of a large and diverse population.
Prime Minister Modi noted that people’s participation based on democratic ethos of the country played a key role in managing the worst pandemic of the last one century.
Prime Minister Modi appreciated the consistent support and constructive role of the US Congress in deepening the India-US comprehensive global strategic partnership which is anchored in shared democratic values.