PM Narendra Modi, G20 Summit Bali, White House: PM Modi Was Instrumental In Forging Consensus At G20 Meet: US Official

The US official said that 2022 has been a huge year in the history of India-US ties

Washington:

In the history of India-US ties, 2022 was a huge year and next year will be even bigger, said a top White House official, claiming that the Biden administration views this alliance as one of the most profound relationships for America around the world.

Chief Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer also applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his role in building consensus at the recently concluded G-20 summit in Indonesia’s Bali province.

“As we look around the world as the United States and (its) President (Joe) Biden look for partners who can really help shoulder the burden, have really helped advance a global agenda, India stands and Prime Minister Modi very high on that list,” Mr Finer told a gathering of several hundred Indian-Americans on Sunday.

“We just saw this in real time at the G-20, where the Prime Minister was instrumental in forging a consensus around a joint statement from a wide-ranging group of countries and in the comments and work done by the Prime Minister and others. in the Indian government to highlight the increasing risks associated with nuclear issues,” he said.

This relationship is steered by Prime Minister Modi and President Biden, who have met more than 15 times, the last of which was in Bali last week, Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said at a luncheon reception he organized. celebrate the ‘Festival Season’.

The unique event organized by the Embassy of India showcased the syncretic nature of Indian culture. The event saw festivals of different religions – from Diwali to Hanukkah, Eid to Bodhi Day, and from Gurpurab to Christmas celebrated with aplomb.

Attended by top officials from the Biden administration, including senior adviser to President Neera Tanden and Surgeon General Dr. but flourished.

“This event really shows as much as President Biden talks about when he talks about an inclusive country, a country that celebrates our diversity and our strength in diversity,” Ms. Tanden said.

“I am grateful for this partnership between the United States and India. I think it has been important in the past, but it will become even more important in the future,” said Dr. Murthy.

Reflecting on his view on the relationship between India and the US, Mr. Finer reiterated the government’s commitment and said that 2022 and 2023 are two critical years for this.

“The year 2022 was huge in US-India relations. We think we have an even bigger year ahead in 2023. We have the Quad summit on the agenda. We have India’s G20 presidency, which I know we all look forward to, including Prime Minister Modi,” Finer said in his speech.

He was referring to the 2+2 Quad ministerial meetings taking place this spring, the relaunch of the Indi US CEO dialogue and the launch of the critical and emerging technology dialogue in early 2023.

“That’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Finer said, adding that both 2022 and 2023 are symbolic of how this relationship has been going for decades now.

The entire Biden administration and certainly the president views this as one of the most profound relationships for the US anywhere in the world, but also almost unique as one of the relationships that still has the greatest potential to continue to evolve and strengthen and improve , sir said Finer.

“We are deeply committed to doing just that. It is easy to see why that is the case. At a time when it can be extremely difficult to forge a bipartisan consensus in Washington on almost anything, there is a strong bipartisan consensus in support of the US-India relationship and has been for decades and a high degree of continuity from one administration to the next,” he said.

“There is clearly an increasing alignment of our interests, both geopolitically and as two world-leading democracies. And then, of course, the deep ties and incredible dynamism of our diaspora community, our cultural ties or commercial ties.

“And finally, and I don’t want this to get lost, there are the bonds of our leadership, which we value immensely,” he said.

Those who attended the event included a range of key dignitaries, including India’s friends from the government, the US Congress, from various states, the think tank community, private sector organizations and the Indian diaspora.

Notable attendees included Special Presidential Coordinator Amos Hochstein and Maryland Lieutenant Governor-elect Aruna Miller.

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