Washington: The US has said that its partnership with India is one of its most important relationships and that it is working closely with India on key priorities.
“Our partnership with India is one of our most important relationships. We work closely with India on one of our most important priorities, and we look forward to Ambassador Garcetti deepening the relationship between our countries and working on matters of shared concern,” he said. US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller.
Miller said U.S. diplomatic missions recognize the visa issue.
“We clearly recognize that this is an area of concern, and our consular teams are making great efforts to process as many visa applications as possible in India, including those in visa categories that are important to the bilateral relationship. I know this is a top priority for our government, and our embassy in the country.”
Speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the US on June 22, Miller said, “Certainly, the war in Ukraine is one of the topics of discussion.
It’s one of the topics that has been discussed in previous meetings. It’s been in any conversation we’ve had with Prime Minister Modi, at this time or with a world leader over the past year. ”
Meanwhile, the White House recently said that Prime Minister Modi’s US visit will be an opportunity to reaffirm the deep, close partnership between the US and India.
Prime Minister Modi’s visit will be an opportunity to “reaffirm the deep and close partnership between the US and India and the warm bonds of family and friendship that bind America, Americans and clearly, Indians together. So this is very important (for the US. ) President,” said PM Modi’s US state visit. White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said.
Pierre added: “The President and the First Lady look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Modi on his official state visit on June 22.”
The White House Press Secretary said the visit will strengthen the US-India commitment to a free, open, prosperous and secure Indo-Pacific and a shared commitment to value strategic technology partnerships including defense, clean energy and space.
“As we get closer to the 22nd, of course we’ll have background calls and get more information and more details,” Pierre said.