Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Jo Biden had a telephone conversation to ensure a rules-based international order.
PM Modi warmly congratulated President Biden, conveyed best wishes for his tenure, and looked forward to working closely with him to further elevate the India-US Strategic Partnership.
The leaders discussed at length regional developments and the wider geopolitical context. Both the leaders noted that the India-US partnership is firmly anchored in a shared commitment to democratic values and common strategic interests. They reiterated the importance of working with like-minded countries and a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
Modi and Biden affirmed the importance of addressing the challenge of global climate change. PM welcomed President Biden's decision to re-commit to the Paris Agreement and highlighted the ambitious targets India has set for itself in the area of renewable energy. Modi welcomed Biden’s initiative to organise the Climate Leaders Summit in April this year and looked forward to participating in the same.
Also, PM Modi took the opportunity to invite President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to visit India at their earliest convenience.