Washington: President Donald Trump has continued the Indian policy of his predecessor Barack Obama and support for the Indo-American relationship transcends political parties here, said an influential Hindu-US lawmaker.
“I think his policy in India so far has been something of a continuation of what President Barack Obama did and, in the eyes of President Obama, what President Bush had done,” said Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a vocal critic of Trump’s foreign policy. .
He noted that Trump’s continuity in the Indo-American relationship was a good thing, he said the current US administration sees India as a major counterweight to China’s influence in the region.
Krishnamoorthi, who has just returned from a trip to India during which he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said: “I think everything we can do in the US Congress and here in America basically a stable place and Economically prosperous, we have to do it. ”
“The relationship between the United States and India is a special partnership, so we have to do everything we can to improve this partnership and to ensure that the great progress we have seen continues and continues to be mutually beneficial to both countries. Doing it, “he told PTI.
Krishnamoorthi said he had a long talk with the prime minister.
“It was a formal meeting in which we talked about everything:” How do we strengthen our relationship between the United States and India “to the fact that the relationship really transcends political parties at this time, actually, on both sides, But especially here in the US, “he said upon his return from his Indian trip to India as an American legislator.
Krishnamoorthi, born in New Delhi, 44, was sworn in as a member of the United States House of Representatives.
“I believe that both the Republic and the Democratic administrations have successfully continued building the relationship across a broad range of sectors,” he said.
“Everything from our security association to the expansion of commercial ties, the strengthening of our cultural exchanges, etc.” It is a very positive development, and I told him that I was committed to doing everything I could to continue that work in the United States Congress, “he said.
“I also mentioned to him (Prime Minister Modi) that the relationship is expanding, deepening and growing across several areas and, just as India is willing to attract US investment, we in the United States are very interested in Attract Indian investments, especially in places like my own congressional district in the Chicago area, “Krishnamoorthi said.
He said the newly implemented tax on goods and services (GST) would help US companies to a large extent.
“One thing we are talking about is implementing the new GST in India and how I think that is going to help US companies do business in India, how it will help us export more goods to India, but also how it will do Really help all Indians as well. I think it was an issue that was one of those we agreed that a simplified tax system is really the best way to go, “he said.
Krishnamoorthi said US lawmakers are willing to develop closer ties between the two countries in the area of the security partnership.
“We want to make sure that we do all we can to improve our security coordination and efforts to counter terrorism, so that we can frankly also ensure that certain parts of the region in Asia remain open to trade and open to Democracy, flourishing, open for our way of life to succeed, “he said.
During his meeting with Modi, Krishnamoorthi said he urged the prime minister to visit the Chicago area.
“I made an invitation to him to come to Chicago and I will be very honest, I was a little selfish and I said, ‘Please, also visit my congressional district.'” So we’ll see.Interested in coming to Chicago, so I hope That happens in the near future, “he said.happy wheels
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