SME Times News Bureau | 13 Nov, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met a US Congressional
delegation and exchanged views on the potential for enhancing bilateral
ties and strengthening cooperation on contemporary global issues such as
the terrorism, climate change and reliable supply chains for critical
According to a statement issued by the Prime
Minister's office, the delegation led by Senator John Cornyn comprised
Senator Michael Crapo, Senator Thomas Tuberville, Senator Michael Lee,
Congressman Tony Gonzales and Congressman John Kevin Elizey Sr.
delegation noted the excellent management of the Covid situation in
India in-spite of the challenges of large and diverse population whereas
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
The Prime Minister also 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.
Modi and the visiting delegation 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.
There was a
warm and frank discussion on regional issues of mutual interest,
including those related to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, the
Senator Cornyn is the co-founder and co-Chair of the Senate caucus on India and Indian-Americans.