Resolution on India, PM’s Visit Passed Unanimously in US Senate

The US senate, welcoming the State Visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has passed a unanimous resolution that says that India and the US can together make “enormous contributions” in addressing the challenge of the 21st century.

The resolution was introduced by Senator Christopher Dodd, Co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, which was co-sponsored by nearly 18 other Senators.

The Resolution noted that the Senate “believes that together the governments of India and the US can bring immense benefits to their people and make enormous contributions to addressing the global challenges of the 21st century.”

It may be mentioned that the House of Representatives passed a similar resolution last week. The Senate resolution is considered to be significant as it was passed during the course of a rare weekend meeting of the US Senate which discussed the issue of health insurance reform.

“Warmly welcoming Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh, on his official state visit,” the Senate said that it looks forward to the continuing progress in relations between India and the United States.

The resolution acknowledged the significant cooperation between the two countries and said that India serves as a pivotal and effective partner in ensuring international peace and security and is the third largest contributor of personnel to United Nations peacekeeping missions.

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