Future of Indo-U.S. Ties Holds Extraordinary Potential: Lawmakers

Thursday, 29 May 2014, 10:49 Hrs
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WASHINGTON: Asserting that the future of India-U.S. ties holds "extraordinary potential", a bipartisan group of four American lawmakers today wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama, extending their services in strengthening the bilateral relationship.

"India's commitment to democracy continues to strengthen our conviction that the United States and India are natural allies in confronting some of the biggest challenges of the early 21st century. We look forward to working with you on United States-India relations in the years ahead," the lawmakers wrote in a joint letter to Obama.

"We continue to believe that the future of our relationships holds extraordinary potential, and we can continue to build upon trust, convergent geopolitical interests, and strong people-to-people ties," the four lawmakers said.

"These attributes offer an opportunity for both our countries to deepen co-operation to enhance each other's prosperity, security and well-being," they said.

Dated May 23, the letter was signed by the two Co-Chairs of the Senate India Caucus - Senators Mark warner and John Cornyn -- and Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans -- Congressmen Peter Roskam and Joseph Crowley.

A copy of the letter was released to the press.

"As co-chairs of the Senate and House caucuses, we join you in congratulating the Indian people and government on their successful elections," they wrote.


Source: PTI
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