SunstarTV Bureau: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had the first telephonic conversation with the US President Mr Biden after his inauguration which took place month.
On Monday, PM had tweeted to inform that he has spoken to the new US President Joe Biden to discuss regional issues and our express commitment to a ‘rule-based international order’.
The two leaders noted that the India-US partnership is firmly anchored in a shared commitment to democratic values and common strategic interests, read a communique from the Prime Minister’s Office.
“They reiterated the importance of working with like-minded countries to ensure a rules-based international order and a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region,” the communique read.
“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.
A statement from the White House said that President Biden, in the phone call with PM Modi, “underscored his desire to defend democratic institutions and norms around the world and noted that a shared commitment to democratic values is the bedrock for the U.S.-India relationship.”
The two leaders have also agreed to further their cooperation against the global climate change. “Prime Minister welcomed President Biden’s decision to re-commit to the Paris Agreement and highlighted the ambitious targets India has set for itself in the area of renewable energy,” his office said.