Pelosi, Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Leader Pelosi and a bipartisan delegation met with Prime Minister Modi on Thursday in New Delhi

New Delhi – U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan delegation met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations and regional security issues.

“Our bipartisan delegation was pleased to meet with Prime Minister Modi, where we had a productive conversation on the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the shared values which bind our two countries,” said Leader Pelosi.  “We exchanged views on our security cooperation and the terrorist threat, India’s leadership addressing the climate crisis, and our mutual priority of respecting the human rights of all people in our countries.”

On Wednesday, the delegation met with Minister for Finance and Defense Arun Jaitley, and Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.  The delegation also met with civil society representatives and members of the India-U.S. Business Council.

“In our meetings with top government officials, our delegation expressed our gratitude to the government and people of India for hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, and for the support of Tibetans living in India,” said Leader Pelosi.  “We paid our respects and gratitude to India’s inspiration to the world, Mahatma Gandhi, at his last home and expressed our gratitude for his leadership in non-violence which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also embraced.”