India-US joint efforts will be one of defining partnerships of 21st century: Sushma Swaraj (Update)

Washington, Sept. 22 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that the joint efforts of India and the United States will make it one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century.

“Our joint effort would help make India-U.S. partnership, as President Obama had said, ‘one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century’,” she said at the US-India Business Council (USIBC) event.

Swaraj said there is a strong recognition between our two governments of the larger strategic vision driving our partnership.

“That is why we elevated our relations through a Declaration of Friendship and adopted a Joint Strategic Vision for Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean Region earlier this year, when our leaders met in New Delhi for India’s Republic Day,” said Swaraj.

“This strategic vision is also what I would appeal our business friends in the U.S. to imbibe while doing business with India,” she added.

Swaraj further said India sees the business between our two countries not simply as transactions, but as yet another manifestation and another multiplier of that very important strategic convergence.

“We hope this will be reciprocated by the businesses. It will be a rewarding experience, in more than one sense. I assure you that Government of India, and my Ministry in particular, will be with you in every step of this endeavour,” Swaraj said

“I end my remarks with full hope and confidence in my heart in the ability of our businesses to make the right choice for them and for our nations and our 1.5 billion peoples, and to carry forward that choice through Sanjha Prayas Sabka Vikas, that is, Shared effort; prosperity for all,” she added. (ANI)

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