Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Press Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson
May 24, 2019
The United States offers its congratulations to Narendra Modi and his National Democratic Alliance on their decisive victory in India’s national elections. India’s elections are the largest exercise in democracy in human history and serve as an inspiration to democracies and individuals around the world. We applaud the Indian people for turning out to vote in historic numbers and the Government of India for their exceptional execution of this massive undertaking.
The United States and India enjoy a strong strategic partnership that stands on a foundation of shared values, extensive people-to-people ties, and a commitment to a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. We look forward to working with the newly elected government on a range of important issues, including expanding economic and energy ties, enhancing defense and security cooperation, countering the threat of terrorism, and enhanced collaboration in space. We are confident that the strong and upward trajectory of our partnership will continue.