Washington: John Kirby, US Department of State spokesperson today repeated that India remains and will remain Washington’s key partner and strong bilateral relations will also continue.
Kirby said: “What happens after the inauguration of our new President is really for the new administration to speak to. But there’s no question that India remains and will remain a key partner… And strong bilateral relations will need to continue.”
At the time when Kirby was asked regarding India-US relations under Washington’s new President-elect Donald Trump who will take office on January 20, 2017 he said strong bilateral relations will need to continue with India.
“We greatly value and respect the relationship we have with India today and the one that we have worked very, very hard at improving and strengthening,” “We are going to stay completely focused on that for the remainder of this Obama administration,” Kirby further said.