Connect with us

Americas

Path-Breaking Success: PM Modi’s Special Greetings To Indian-Origin Kamala Harris

Published

on

Leaders of India, Pakistan, and other Asian nations took to Twitter to congratulate US President-elect Joe Biden for his win in the presidential election. The leaders in separate messages said they will work to strengthen bilateral relations and peace in the region. 

Iran Nuclear Deal, Scrapped By Donald Trump Needs To Be Renewed – Tehran On Biden’s Victory

“Congratulations @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris. Look forward to President-Elect Biden’s Global Summit on Democracy & working with him to end illegal tax havens & stealth of nation’s wealth by corrupt ldrs [leaders]. We will also continue to work with US for peace in Afghanistan & in the region,” said Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Biden won the crucial state of Pennsylvania earlier Saturday to secure the necessary 270 Electoral College votes needed to claim the White House, according to The Associated Press and other news organizations.

Biden now holds a commanding 290 Electoral College votes after the AP also called the state of Nevada for the president-elect.

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would work for peace in the Indo-Pacific region. “Warm congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the Japan-US Alliance and ensure peace, freedom, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond,” he said.

Jacinda Ardern, who was sworn-in Friday for a second time as Prime Minister of New Zealand, lauded the “message of unity” of the Biden campaign.

“Congratulations President-elect @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris on your victory in the US Presidential election. With so many issues facing the international community, your message of unity is one we share. New Zealand looks forward to working with you both!” she said.

Wishing success to Biden and his deputy, Harris, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “The Australia-US Alliance is deep and enduring, and built on shared values. I look forward to working with you closely as we face the world’s many challenges together.”

The American states of Georgia, North Carolina, and Alaska remain outstanding several days after Tuesday’s election, but it is now mathematically impossible for Trump to win re-election without a major change in vote counts.

“America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country,” Biden said on Twitter ahead of a public address expected later Saturday.  “The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me,” he said.

Modi Greets Biden & Indian-Origin Kamala Harris

Indian Premier Narendra Modi said he looked forward to working with Biden again and vowed to strengthen India-US relations under the new administration.

File:Kamala Harris (40773627633).jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Kamala Harris – Wikimedia Commons

“Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory! As the VP, your contribution to strengthening Indo-US relations was critical and invaluable. I look forward to working closely together once again to take India-US relations to greater heights,” Modi wrote.

In a separate tweet, Modi greeted Harris, who is Black and Indian-American.  “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride… for all Indian-Americans. I am confident that the vibrant India-US ties will get even stronger with your support and leadership,” he said.

Kamala Harris has created history as she is set to become the first-ever woman vice president of the United States. Harris, 56, also makes history as the first Black person and the first person of Asian descent who will serve as number two in the US.

The child of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, she has been a taboo-breaker her entire career, starting from 2010 when she was elected the first Black and first woman to serve as the state of California’s Attorney General.

After completing nearly two terms, she was sworn in as California senator — the second Black woman and first South Asian-American senator in history. Harris is currently the only Black woman in the chamber.

She holds seats on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget.

Growing up in Oakland, California gave Harris a “stroller-eye view” of the civil rights movement which led her to the law field. After earning an undergraduate degree from Howard University and a law degree from the University of California, she began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

In 2003, Harris became the San Francisco District Attorney where she started a program to reintegrate drug offenders by giving them a chance to earn a high school diploma and find employment. She held that post for two terms.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

J-11-CHINA J-11-CHINA
Asia Pacific2 hours ago

Chinese J-11 Fighter Jets Conducts Large-Scale War Drills Near Indian Border – WATCH

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted a series of extensive exercises with warplanes around a Western Theater Command Air...

Featured5 hours ago

Four Time Faster Than US’ Tomahawks, Why Indian BrahMos Missiles Pose A Grave Risk To China?

The Indian Navy on Tuesday successfully test-fired the anti-ship version of the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos from stealth destroyer INS...

Asia Pacific6 hours ago

India Falls Back On European Fighter Jets To Counter Rising Menace Of Chinese Swarm Drones

To counter Chinese air defenses in Ladakh and other bordering areas, India has decided to fast-track its swarm drone system,...

S-500-RUSSIA S-500-RUSSIA
Americas16 hours ago

Bad News For F-35 Jets; Russia Set To Unveil ‘Stealth-Killer’ S-500 Missile Systems Next Year

US military experts would be watching anxiously as Russia is all set to enhance its most advanced S-400 missile system...

iranian-scientist iranian-scientist
Featured18 hours ago

Was Israeli Mossad Inspired By Hollywood Movie ‘The Jackal’ To Eliminate Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist? WATCH

Iran claims Israel used a remote-controlled weapon to kill the country’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday. Another Assassination:...

Imran-Khan Imran-Khan
Featured18 hours ago

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Thanks China For Its Unwavering Stand On Kashmir Issue

Pakistan PM Imran Khan thanked the country’s strategic ally China for its “consistent” and “principled” stand on the longstanding Kashmir...

F-16 F-16
Americas18 hours ago

Canadian Firm To Buy Huge Number Of F-16 Fighter Jets From Israel; Could Exceed The Fleet Strength Of RCAF

The Israeli F-16 fighter jets are the A/B variant and were inducted into the Israel Air Force in the 1980s,...

Pakistan-FDI-china Pakistan-FDI-china
Featured21 hours ago

China, Pakistan Sign New Defense Deal Amid Rising Tensions With Common Foe – India

Amid ongoing tensions with India, China and Pakistan have signed a new military deal aimed to boost military cooperation among...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Americas23 hours ago

F-18 Super Hornets To Be Equipped With Hypersonic Missiles With A Striking Range Of Whopping 1600 Km

Australia will be testing a new air-launched hypersonic missile as part of the joint U.S-Australian program under the Southern Cross...

US-UK US-UK
Europe1 day ago

The UK Awards A Whopping $3.2B Contract T BAE Systems To Develop Next-Gen Munitions

BAE Systems, a British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company, has landed a £2.4bn ($3.2 billion) contract for the supply...

Advertisement
Advertisement