US Senate passed resolution declaring September 30 as US-India Partnership Day

Sep 20, 2014 18:28 IST

US Senate on 19 September 2014 passed a bipartisan resolution declaring 30 September 2014 as US-India Partnership Day. The resolution recognizes the importance of India and the US to one another and their relationship in defining the 21st century.

The resolution was introduced by senators Mark Warner of Democratic Party and John Cornyn from Republican on 17 September 2014. Warner and Cornyn are co-chairmen of the 42-member Senate India Caucus which is the only country specific caucus in the Senate.

The resolution said that the relationship between India and the US is a special and permanent bond. It further praised the way General Elections 2014 were conducted which was the largest in the Indian history and reflected that democracy in India is as strong as it is encompassing of its religious, ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural diversity.

Besides, it also recognized that the US and India are the two largest democracies in the world and both countries share multi-faceted relationship.

The declaration came few days before the Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled visit to the US on 29 September and 30 September 2014 where he will have talks with President of US Barack Obama.

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