Pompeo praises EAM Jaishankar for advancing US-India ties

The US-India relationship was made all the stronger with a great diplomat and leader as my friend, the outgoing US Secretary of State tweeted

Calling External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar a great diplomat and leader, outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US-India relationship was made "all the stronger" while working with a friend like him.

“The US-India relationship was made all the stronger with a great diplomat and leader as my friend,” Mr. Pompeo tweeted.

Mr. Pompeo also posted a picture of him with Mr. Jaishankar along with the tweet.

In the same tweet, he thanked Mr. Jaishankar. Mr. Pompeo used hashtag ‘HowdyMody’ to signify the historic address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Donald Trump in Houston in 2019. He also used #’ModiHaitoMumkinHai’, which means Mr. Modi makes it possible.

Mr. Pompeo and Mr. Jaishankar frequently speak over phone and exchange views on regional, bilateral and global issues.

Mr. Pompeo’s tweet came as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on January 20.

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