US Congratulates Indian President-Elect Ram Nath Kovind

America looks forward to working with the new President on regional and global issues.

Washington: The United States of America has congratulated President-elect Ram Nath Kovind on his electoral victory. It said it “looks forward” to working with him on regional and global issues.

Kovind, a low-key politician, was elected on Thursday as India’s 14th President, the first BJP member and second Dalit to occupy the country’s highest Constitutional office.

“We want to congratulate the President-elect on his victory,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters on Thursday. She underlined the “deep and growing strategic partnership” the two countries had with each other.

Heather asserted that relations between India and America are on a progressive path and expressed hope that they will strengthen further. She also appreciated close people-to-people contact between the world’s two largest democracies, which shared democratic values.

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