Washington sources reported that after greeting India on its 72nd Independence Day, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on Wednesday said a “fellow democracy and a friend” was taking its rightful place as a leading global power with its democratic values and inclusiveness. Pompeo said “On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, he extends his best wishes to the people and government of India on their Independence Day. Since gaining its independence 71 years ago, India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity, and the rule of law-values shared by the US”.
Moreover he said the values shared by the two countries contribute to inspiring collaboration in health, energy, environment, science, and high technology that will fuel the jobs and prosperity of the future.
Furthermore “On this Indian Independence Day, we
congratulate India a unique civilization, fellow democracy, and a friend on
taking its rightful place as a leading global power and continuing our shared
efforts to sustain the rules based order.”
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