US ready to work with Modi

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United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry has said he looks forward to visiting India soon after US President Barack Obama invited India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the US at the earliest.

“I look forward to returning to India soon and echo President Obama’s invitation to PM Modi to visit the US at the earliest opportunity,” the US diplomat said, while congratulating India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Modi on their election win.

“The US stands ready to work closely with PM Modi and the new government to promote shared prosperity and strengthen our security,” he said in a statement released by US State Department.

“The friendship between the world’s oldest democracy and the world’s largest democracy is absolutely vital, and the US is deeply invested in our strategic relationship. We look forward to strengthening our partnership, based on common values, shared democratic traditions, and the binding ties between our people.”

Kerry noted that “the voice of the Indian electorate is clear and unequivocal in its call for economic opportunity and effective governance for all”.

Kerry said every time he visits India, he is struck by the vibrancy of its culture, the energy of its youth and the strength of India’s democratic institutions.”