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PM Modi Meets US Congressional Delegation, Discusses South Asia, Indo-Pacific Region Issues

According to the Prime Minister Office (PMO), the Congressional delegation noted the excellent management of the COVID-19 situation in India in spite of the challenges of a large and diverse population.

Photo Credit : PMO

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, met with a United States (US) Congressional delegation led by Senator John Cornyn which included Senator Michael Crapo, Senator Thomas Tuberville, Michael Lee, Congressman Tony Gonzales and John Kevin Elizey. 

According to the Prime Minister Office (PMO), the Congressional delegation noted the excellent management of the COVID-19 situation in India in spite of the challenges of a large and diverse population. 

During the meeting, PM noted that people’s participation based on the democratic ethos of the country played a key role in managing the worst pandemic of the last century.       

The PMO informed that the PM 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.

He also discussed regional issues of mutual interest, including those related to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. The Prime Minister and the visiting delegation noted the increasing convergence of strategic interests between the two strategic partners and expressed a 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 terrorism, climate change and reliable supply chains for critical technologies, the PMO informed.