WASHINGTON, March 21 (PTI) — The White House said on Monday that the absence of the Senate-confirmed ambassador to New Delhi has not prevented the Biden administration from building effective relations with India.
The Senate last week confirmed former Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as U.S. ambassador to India, a post that had been vacant for more than two years.
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“It always helps if you have a Senate-confirmed ambassador to a country, especially a country like India that is so important to us in the region and around the world. But we didn’t stop there,” said the National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby, who heads White House strategic communications, told reporters at his daily news briefing here.
“President (Joe) Biden is prioritizing bilateral relations. Even without an ambassador, we certainly have very competent leaders and very competent career staff in embassies, and we are able to continue to advance our foreign policy interests. relationship, and it’s been done very effectively,” he said.
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“But obviously, it’s always important to have ambassadors, and we look forward to them coming soon,” Kirby said. PTI / LKJ
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