Biden committed to working closely with India to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 09
United States President Joe Biden on Monday spoke to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time after his inauguration wherein the two leaders reiterated their commitment to addressing global climate change.
During the telephonic conversation, Biden committed to working closely with India to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
Biden reiterated the United States' commitment to renew partnership with India on climate change and to "rebuild the global economy in a way that benefits the people of both countries, and stand together against the scourge of global terrorism".
As per the statement issued by The White House, the leaders agreed to continue close cooperation to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, including support for freedom of navigation, territorial integrity, and a stronger regional architecture through the Quad.
Meanwhile. Indian PM Modi took to Twitter to announce the conversation and congratulated Biden for his success and conveyed his best wishes.
Modi said they were "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".