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  India   All India  03 Dec 2016  American legislators for better India ties

American legislators for better India ties

PTI
Published : Dec 3, 2016, 1:29 am IST
Updated : Dec 3, 2016, 3:30 am IST

Embassy sources familiar with the meetings said there was “a great appreciation” on how the relationship is improving.

The meetings resulted in discussion on a wide range of issues in particular counter-terrorism, security and defense, bilateral trade. (Photo: PTI)
 The meetings resulted in discussion on a wide range of issues in particular counter-terrorism, security and defense, bilateral trade. (Photo: PTI)

Washington: Top American legislators have pledged continued support towards further strengthening of Indo-US ties during their meetings with India’s new ambassador Navtej Sarna, amidst flurry of activities in the national capital ahead of transition of power in January.

Embassy sources familiar with the meetings said there was “a great appreciation” on how the relationship is improving.

 

The meetings resulted in discussion on a wide range of issues in particular counter-terrorism, security and defense, bilateral trade.

“Great to welcome India’s Amb Navtej Sarna in Washington. Look forward to working together to strengthen US-India ties,” Congressman Eliot Engel, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, tweeted on Thursday.

“Met with ambassador Navtej Sarna today and discussed the strategic relationship between the US and India,” tweeted Congressman Brad Sherman after his meeting with the diplomat.

Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair of the House India Caucus, pledged his “great support” for a strong India-US relationship, whereas Senator Jim Risch discussed India-US bilateral relationship, global and regional issues.

 

Tags: us-india ties, american legislators, navtej sarna
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi