Narendra Modi
A delegation of U.S. lawmakers met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The eight-member delegation of U.S. lawmakers currently traveling through India met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

The bipartisan congressional delegation, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who was flanked by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, were welcomed by the prime minister as the group planned to discuss strengthening relations between the two countries. Modi took the opportunity to thank the lawmakers for the support of the U.S. Congress for its fostering of strong bilateral ties between the U.S. and India.

“The prime minister welcomed the delegation to India. He appreciated the strong bipartisan support of the US Congress in deepening the partnership between India and the United States,” a statement from Modi’s office said.

In a statement of her own, Pelosi later said, “Our bipartisan delegation was pleased to meet with Prime Minister Modi, where we had a productive conversation on the importance of the U.S.-India relationship and the shared values which bind our two countries.”

Pelosi said the lawmakers and Modi “exchanged views on our security cooperation and the terrorist threat, India’s leadership (in) addressing the climate crisis, and our mutual priority of respecting the human rights of all people in our countries.”

Yesterday, the delegation met Minister for Finance and Defense Arun Jaitley and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. The delegation also met civil society representatives and members of the India-U.S. Business Council.

“In our meetings with top government officials, our delegation expressed our gratitude to the government and people of India for hosting His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, and for the support of Tibetans living in India,” Pelosi said.