Kamala Harris as Vice President additional cements the significance of our relationship, says Press Secretary.
U.S. President Joe Biden respects and values the successful bipartisan relationship the nation has with India, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has stated.
“President Biden, who, of course, has visited India many times, respects and values the long, bipartisan, successful relationship between leaders in India and the United States. He looks forward to a continuation of that,” Ms. Psaki instructed reporters within the White House Press Briefing room on Thursday night.
Mr. Biden visited India in 2008 – the 12 months the U.S. Congress authorized the civil nuclear deal between the 2 international locations. As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he performed a key function in pushing the deal by way of. During the presidential marketing campaign final 12 months, this was a spotlight of the messaging focusing on Indian American voters.
In 2013, Mr. Biden visited India again – this time as Vice-President. In 2014, he chaired a joint session of the U.S. Congress that Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed.
Ms. Psaki’s feedback on Thursday additionally referred to the Indian-origin of Kamala Harris, the nation’s new Vice President.
“Obviously, he selected – and yesterday she was sworn in – the first Indian-American to serve as Vice President, a historic moment for all of us in this country, but a further… cementing of the importance of our relationship,” she stated.