Narendra Modi speaks at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad, India. File photo/Reuters
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first phone conversation with US President-elect Joe Biden to congratulate him on his election victory.
US President-elect Joe Biden gestures to the audience. File photo
Modi initially sent his congratulations to Biden in a social media message soon after US television networks projected him to be the winner of the Nov.3 election.
India’s External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday they agreed to work closely to further advance the Indo-US comprehensive global strategic partnership.
During their conversation they discussed their priorities, including containing the coronavirus pandemic, promoting access to affordable vaccines, tackling climate change and cooperating in the Indo-Pacific Region, the ministry said in a statement.
Modi had built close ties with Trump. The two leaders held a joint rally in the US city of Houston last year and again in Modi's home state of Gujarat this year, during a visit to India by Trump.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks during a press conference. File photo
During the telephone call, Modi also extended his best wishes to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian immigrant whose election to the second highest public office in the United States has been cheered in India.
The two leaders also discussed their priorities, including containing the novel coronavirus pandemic, promoting access to affordable vaccines and tackling climate change, the foreign ministry said.
Pakistani Prime Minister also accused his rival nation of a "reign of terror" on Muslims
‘You talked about Biden surnames. You had mentioned it to me earlier too. I tried to hunt for the documents and I have come with some documents,’ said Modi.
Biden made no major demands of India, a key strategic ally in US plans to contain growing Chinese power in the Asia-Pacific region, and there was no indication of significant progress toward a unified posture on the Ukraine conflict.
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