New Delhi [India], November 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday had a telephonic conversation wherein they agreed to further advance the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and discussed their priorities, including containing the Covid-19 pandemic and Indo-Pacific region.

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During the telephonic conversation, Prime Minister Modi warmly congratulated President-elect Biden on his election, describing “it as a testament to the strength and resilience of democratic traditions in the United States”, according to a statement by Prime Minister’s office.

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The prime minister also extended his heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Vice President-elect Senator Kamala Harris.

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“The leaders agreed to work closely to further advance the India-U.S. Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, built on shared values and common interests. The leaders also discussed their priorities, including containing the Covid-19 pandemic, promoting access to affordable vaccines, tackling climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region,” the statement read.

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The call between the two leaders comes days after former Vice President Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the presidential race.

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During the telephonic conversation, Prime Minister Modi warmly recalled his earlier interactions with Biden, including during his official visits to the United States in 2014 and in 2016.

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Biden had chaired the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress that was addressed by the Prime Minister during his 2016 visit. (ANI)

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