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If elected, bolstering ties with ‘natural partner’ India will be high priority: Joe Biden

PTI Washington | Updated on July 02, 2020 Published on July 02, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice-president Joe Biden   -  REUTERS

The acknowledgement was to a question on India-US relationship during a virtual fundraiser event on Wednesday.

Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice-president Joe Biden has said that if he wins the November elections, strengthening the relationship with India which is America’s “natural partner”, will be a high priority for his administration.

“India needs to be a partner in the region for our safety’s sake and quite frankly for theirs,” he said in response to a question on India-US relationship during a virtual fund raiser event on Wednesday.

At the fund raiser hosted by Chairman and CEO of Beacon Capital Partners Alan Leventhal, the former vice president said that India and the United States were natural partners.

“That partnership, a strategic partnership, is necessary and important in our security,” Biden said when asked by an attendee whether India is critical to the US’ national security.

Referring to his eight years as the vice president, he said, “In our administration, I was proud to play a role more than a decade ago in securing Congressional approval for the US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement, which is a big deal“.

“Helping open the door to great progress in our relationship and strengthening our strategic partnership with India was a high priority in the Obama-Biden administration and will be a high priority if I’m elected president, Biden said.

Both as the vice president and a senator from Delaware, he was a big supporter of India-US relationship.

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Published on July 02, 2020
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