Kamala Harris As Vice President Further Cements US-India Ties: White House

Kamala Harris As Vice President Further Cements US-India Ties: White House

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Kamala Harris was sworn in as the 1st woman and the 1st Indian-American to serve as US Vice President

The historic inauguration of Kamala Harris as America's vice president has further cemented the importance of the relationship between the United States and India, according to a top White House official.

Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, 56-year-old Kamala Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in as the first female, first Black and first Asian-American US vice-president. The former senator from California was sworn in just before Joe Biden, 78, took the oath of office to become the 46th President of the United States.

Addressing reporters at her daily news conference on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden respects the long bipartisan successful relationship between the two countries.

"President Biden, of course, has visited India many times, respects and values the long bipartisan successful relationship between leaders in India and the United States. It looks forward to a continuation of that, Ms Psaki said responding to a question on India-US relationship under the new Biden administration.

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