India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addressed a press conference on Tuesday to highlight the achievements of foreign ministry during first 100 days of Prime Minister Narendra Mod government. When he talked about the relationship between India and United States, he said that the relationship between two countries has come a long way and also gave an assurance that the is very healthy between both the countries.
“India-US relations have come a long way, I also assure you that relations between India and US are in very good health. As the relationship grows there will be issues. We have been talking to the United states. My expectation is that the sharper edges will be addressed very soon.”
New Narendra Modi’s government is giving its top priority to countries in India’s neighborhood. Modi made his first set of his foreign visits to Maldives and Sri Lanka as part of new government’s neighborhood first policy. While addressing about India’s relations with its neighbors, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said, “We hope to build a better, stronger neighbourhood but recognising that we have a unique challenge from one neighbour (Pakistan) until the issue of cross border terrorism is successfully addressed.”
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar also said that there is strong relation between India’s foreign and domestic policy and he also added that “The co-relation between our national policy goals and foreign policy goals has become stronger.”
Foreign Minister also talked about PM Modi’s upcoming US visit and said, “The diaspora is, of course, the forte and in many ways somewhat unique aspect of our foreign policy and that is underlined by what is going to be coming up very soon in the United States which is a big diaspora event in partnership with our Indian-American community.”
PM Modi is going to address the largest Indian diaspora event in Houston, Texas on September 22, which will be attended by more than 50,000 Indian Americans. US President Donald Trump will also join Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the event. The event is also expected to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s famous Madison Square event in 2014.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to tour United States between September 21 and 27 and during his visit he will also address the United Nations General Assembly, meet US CEOs and hold several bilaterals with various world leaders.