'India looks forward to security of all regions in Obama's second term', says Khurshid
Emphasizing that India looks forward to deepening and widening its relationship with the United States of America, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said New Delhi looks forward to ensuring security of all regions as President Barack Obama takes over his second term in the White House.
Khurshid said there is a lot of work to be done in international cooperation, in the field of commerce, business, economics and security.
"A common concern that we have with United States of America of security, of cyber space, security of all regions is something in which we hope we look forward to a more meaningful dialogue as the President takes over his second term," he added.
Khurshid further pointed out that India and the U.S. have made significant accomplishments in its cooperation over the last decade.
"We look forward to as the Prime Minister has said deepening and widening of our relationship with the United States of America. There are in our relationship very significant accomplishments that we have achieved over the last decade and we would like that to move forward," said Khurshid.
"We have very good memories of President Barack Obama's visit to our country particularly his address to Indian Parliament and we hope in that spirit the United States and India will continue to move forward," he added.
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh yesterday congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election, and said that he looks forward to continuing their rewarding association in order to build further on the enduring foundations of shared values and the accomplishments of the past four years.
"I have no doubt that there is much more we can do together to further strengthen the India-U.S. partnership and thereby advance peace and stability, expand mutual economic opportunities, harness the potential of science and technology, innovation and higher education and empower our people to address global challenges," said Dr. Singh in his message to President Obama.
"I have personally valued our friendship and I look forward to continuing our rewarding association in order to build further on the enduring foundations of our shared values and the accomplishments of the past four years," he added.
Lauding Obama, Dr. Singh said: "Your mandate gives you a historic opportunity to continue to work for the welfare of the American people as also for global peace and progress at an admittedly difficult juncture, not just for the U.S., but indeed for the world at large."
"It gives me great pleasure to convey to you my warmest congratulations on your re-election as the President of the United States. The renewed confidence that the people of your great country have reposed in you is as much a tribute to your qualities of head and heart as it is an indication of the faith that the American people have in your leadership," he added.
Obama, who created history again by defeating his Republican foe Mitt Romney, also thanked his supporters on his historic win.