Indian-American Lawmaker to Travel With Obama to India

By PTI  www.newindianexpress.com

WASHINGTON: Congressman Ami Bera, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the current Congress, has been invited by President Barack Obama to travel with him to India on Air Force One.

“As the son of Indian immigrants, I am extremely honoured to be a part of this historic trip to India with the President,” Bera said in a statement.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to the United States last year was a turning point in relations for our countries, and now this trip will be an important opportunity to continue to move the US-India relationship forward,” he said.

“Our countries should especially look for ways we can grow our strategic and economic partnerships. That will help bring stability to the Southeast Asia region and benefit our economy, in particular opening markets to California and Sacramento County products and creating new jobs,” he added.

“As the oldest and largest democracies in the world, our countries have many common interests and I hope this will be another step toward realising the full potential of the US-India partnership,” Bera said. More info

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