For President Joe Biden India is the most important country in the world, according to the US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti.
â€œHe (President Biden) told me, when he asked me to come here to serve, he said, this is the most important country in the world to me, I think something that no American president has ever uttered in the history of our two countries…Indian Americans constitute 6 percent of taxpayers in the US…” Garcetti said Tuesday as reported by the Times of India.
â€œFrom technology to trade, from the environment to women’s empowerment, from small businesses to space, we used to say the sky is the limit, but now that we’re working together in space, not even the sky is the limit,â€ he said. â€œFrom the seabed to the heavens, the US and India are a force for good and a powerful force to move this world forward.â€
Earlier, on Friday, Garcetti said that he is excited to elevate India-US relations during his tenure as he completed 100 incredible days as the US ambassador to India.
While taking to his official social media account ‘X’, he stated, “Celebrating 100 incredible days as the US Ambassador to India!â€ he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
â€œDuring my #First100Days, I have explored 12 Indian states & UTs, savoured 200+ delicious Indian dishes, and connected with amazing people. Thank you for the deep friendship and the warm welcome. I am excited to elevate #USIndia relations during my tenure!”
â€œNot just the flavours are incredible, but the people have been so warm and welcoming,â€ he added.
Garcetti also posted a video on ‘X’ where he shared a glimpse of his tour to Indian states and meeting people.
He also thanked the country in the video and said, “Thank you, India for embracing me here as Ambassador and making my time here so welcoming and productive.”