Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Joe Biden on a phone call for the first time since he was elected President of the US. Significantly, the result of the US President was released earlier this month.
During the phone call, PM Modi congratulated Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on their victory and reiterated New Delhi's commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership, and discussed their "shared priorities and concerns".
Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Modi wrote, "Congratulated American President-elect Joe Biden on the phone." We reiterated our firm commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed our shared priorities and concerns - the COVID-19 epidemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. "
He further wrote, "I also extend my heartiest congratulations to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. His success is a matter of great pride and inspiration for members of the vibrant Indian-American community, who are a tremendous source of strength for Indo-US relations. "
According to Biden's team, Democrat leaders are interested in working with India on a range of issues including COVID-19 and the global economy.
Biden's team said in a statement that "he looks forward to working closely with the Prime Minister on shared global challenges, including COVID-19 and defending against future health crises, tackling climate change threats, global The beginning of economic reform, strengthening democracy is included. We also aim to maintain a safe and prosperous Indo-Pacific region at home and abroad. "