WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden, who was sworn in because the forty sixth President of the United States a day earlier, respects the lengthy bipartisan, successful relationship between the 2 international locations, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki informed reporters at her each day information convention.
“President Biden, in fact, has visited India many instances, respects and values the lengthy bipartisan successful relationship between chief in India and the United States. It seems to be ahead to a continuation of that,” Psaki mentioned responding to a query on India-US relationship below the Biden Administration.
The historic inauguration of India-origin Kamala Harris, she mentioned, additional cements this relationship.
“Obviously, he chosen and yesterday, she (Harris) was sworn within the first Indian American to function president or vp. Certainly, historic second for all of us on this nation however an additional cementing of the significance of our relationship,” Psaki mentioned.
Meanwhile, President Biden said mentioned his predecessor Donald Trump has left him a ‘very beneficiant’ letter within the Oval Office earlier than departing the White House. It is customary for outgoing presidents to jot down their successors a letter and go away it for them on the Resolute Desk within the Oval Office.
However, provided that the previous president broke a number of of the previous traditions, together with by opting to skip Biden’s inauguration ceremony and by no means formally congratulated him on his election win, it was unclear till Wednesday whether or not Trump would preserve the custom of outgoing presidents leaving notes for his or her successors.
“The President wrote a really beneficiant letter. Because it was non-public, I cannot speak about it till I speak to him. But it was beneficiant,” Biden informed reporters within the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. The president mentioned he plans to speak to Trump.(With Reuters inputs)