PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden, the leaders of two big democracies in the world had their first telephonic conversation since the latter had taken office, they discussed about regional developments and the wider geopolitical context at length.
PM tweeted: “Spoke to @POTUS @JoeBiden and conveyed my best wishes for his success. We discussed regional issues and our shared priorities. We also agreed to further our co-operation against climate change.”
In another tweet he said “President @JoeBiden and I are 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. @POTUS.”"...conveyed my best wishes for his success," in refer to Paris Climate Agreement, adding that "we discussed regional issues and our shared priorities. We also agreed to further our cooperation against climate change."
The MEA has released a statement stating “reiterated the importance of working with like-minded countries to ensure a rules-based international order and a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region”.
The prime minister told Biden that he looked forward to working closely with him to further raise the India-US Strategic Partnership.
The PMO said in a statement "They noted that the India-US partnership is firmly anchored in a shared commitment to democratic values and common strategic interests." PM Modi and Biden both agreed the importance of working with like-minded countries to ensure a "rules-based international order" and a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region
The two world leaders also discussed the importance of addressing the challenge of global climate change. PM Modi welcomed Biden's decision to re-commit to the Paris Agreement and highlighted the determined targets India has set for itself in the area of renewable energy.
PMO stated “the prime minister also welcomed Biden’s initiative of organising the Climate Leaders Summit in April and looked forward to participating in the same.”
Interestingly, fews days before United States welcome steps that “would improve the effectiveness of India's markets and attract greater private sector investment.” New Joe Biden administration is supportive of the Indian government's move to reform the agricultural sector that attracts private investment and greater market access to farmers.
It is interesting to see that US is supportive of India’s reform and also both talk about the important of Asia-Pacific region. It can be indicate as the rise of India as future power in Indo-Pacfic region countering China.