- PM Modi tweeted that he has spoken to US President Joe Biden
- The PM said they agreed to further co-operation against climate change
- We are committed to a rules-based international order, he said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted this evening to say that he has spoken to the new US President Joe Biden to discuss regional issues and “our shared priorities ” and express commitment to a “rule-based international order”. The two leaders also agreed to extend their “co-operation against climate change,” he posted.
“President @JoeBiden and I are committed to a rules-based international order. We look forward to consolidating our strategic partnership to further peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond,” PM Modi said in another tweet.
President @JoeBiden and I are committed to a rules-based international order. We look forward to consolidating our strategic partnership to further peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. @POTUS
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 8, 2021
This was the first telephonic conversation between the two leaders after Mr Biden’s inauguration which took place last month.
After the inauguration, PM Modi had congratulated Mr Biden in a series of tweets. At the time, he had said that India will work with the United States to ensure global peace and security and take the partnership between the two nations to greater heights.
The India-US partnership is based on “shared values”, one his posts read. “We have a substantial and multifaceted bilateral agenda, growing economic engagement and vibrant people to people linkages. Committed to working with President @JoeBiden to take the India-US partnership to even greater heights,” PM Modi had added.
The Prime Minister had spoken to Mr Biden after his election victory, reiterating India’s firm commitment to the strategic partnership between the two nations. He had also congratulated Vice-President elect Kamala Harris, saying her election was a matter of pride for the Indian-American community.
The Democrats came to power in the US after the Presidential election in November. The change of guard at the White House took place today after weeks of tussle with outgoing Republican President Donald Trump, who insisted that he was the real winner of the election. Violence broke out at the Capitol — unprecedented in US history — as he gave a speech in January 6 urging his supporters to march on the Congress.