NYC Mayor promises stronger partnership with India in meeting with Indian Ambassador

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, with India’s Ambassador to US Taranjit Singh Sandhu, at a Jan. 30, 2022. Photo: courtesy NYC Mayor’s Office

India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, met New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at City Hall. Mayor Adams promised to grow the city’s partnership with India under his leadership.

Ambassador Sandhu was accompanied by, India’s Consul General in New York, Randhir Jaiswal, and Deputy Consul General Dr. Varun Jeph.

Mayor Adams was joined by New York State Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar, Deputy Mayor Meera Joshi and other senior aides, a press release from the Indian Consulate in New York.

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Ambassador Sandhu congratulated Mayor Adams on his historic election as the New York City’s Mayor and conveyed best wishes. He thanked the Mayor for his support to the India-US partnership and to the Indian diaspora in New York.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Indian-American members of his administration, as well as State Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar, met with India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu and his delegation, including India’s Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal and Deputy Consul General Dr. Varun Jeph, Jan. 30, 2022, in City Hall. Photo: courtesy NYC Mayor’s Office.

They held discussions on further bolstering the strong partnership between India and the City of New York with special emphasis on key areas including affordable healthcare, renewable energy, new and emerging technology, education and knowledge partnership, IT and fintech.

Ambassador Sandhu sought the support and participation of Mayor Adams and his team in the Consulate’s programs to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, and celebrating India’s rich cultural in the city of New York, and further strengthening people to people ties.

After the delegation level meeting, the two sides were joined by around thirty prominent members of the City’s Indian-American diaspora. Indian community in New York and USA is the living bridge between the two countries. Its contribution was acknowledged by Mayor Adams and he assured Ambassador Sandhu of his commitment to the New York-India partnership which he expected to grow even stronger under his leadership.

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