India-US Partnership Will Be Critical Stability & Prosperity In Indo-Pacific Region: US Secy
New Delhi: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is visiting India, on Wednesday highly praised the democratic relationship of the two countries.
Addressing the joint conference with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar, he said India and US partnership will be critical for delivering stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and to show the world how democracy can deliver for its people.
The US top diplomat said that there are very few relationships in the world that are more vital than the one between India and the US.
“We are two of the world-leading democracies and diversity fuels our national strength,” Blinken said.
“Together the actions that the United States and India takes are shaping the 21st Century and beyond, that’s why strengthing the partnership with India is US’ top foreign policy priority,” he added.
Blinken asserted that US President Joe Biden feels a “deep personal commitment” to making India-US ties as strong and as effective as it can be. We are two of the world’s largest economies. Indian and American people are united by millions of family ties, tracing back generations and by shared values and shared aspirations.”
Jaishankar and Blinken also discussed regional security issues including Afghanistan during the meeting. Blinken assured that the US and India will continue to work together to sustain the gains of the Afghan people.