Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to United States President-elect Joe Biden and congratulated him on winning the presidential elections. The two leaders also discussed the coronavirus crisis, climate change and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

This was the first conversation between Modi and Biden since his victory in the US polls. Modi had tweeted a congratulatory message to the Democrat earlier this month.

“Spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on phone to congratulate him,” the prime minister tweeted. “We reiterated our firm commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed our shared priorities and concerns – Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region.”

Modi also congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who made history by becoming the first woman and the first person of Jamaican and Indian heritage to occupy the top post. “I also conveyed warm congratulations for VP-elect Kamala Harris,” Modi said. “Her success is a matter of great pride and inspiration for members of the vibrant Indian-American community, who...

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