Former US vice president and Democratic Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden said he and his running mate Kamala Harris deeply value America’s partnership with India following the final debate against President Donald Trump where the latter accused China, India and Russia of not taking care of their "filthy" air.
“President Trump called India 'filthy'. It's not how you talk about friends and it's not how you solve global challenges like climate change," Biden said in a tweet.
“Kamala Harris and I deeply value our partnership and will put respect back at the centre of our foreign policy," Biden added as he retweeted his op-ed in the latest issue of ethnic India West weekly.
“The Obama-Biden years were some of the best we've ever had between our two countries. A Biden-Harris administration will build on that great progress and do even more. We can and should be natural allies," Biden wrote in the op-ed.
“That’s why if elected President, I will continue what I have long called for: The US and India will stand together against terrorism in all its forms and work together to promote a region of peace and stability where neither China nor any other country threatens its neighbours," he said.
“We’ll open markets and grow the middle class in both the United States and India, and confront other international challenges together, like climate change, global health, transnational terrorism and nuclear proliferation," said Biden.