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USIBC, USISPF congratulate Eric Garcetti on long awaited appointment

The former Los Angeles Mayor was confirmed by the Senate nearly two years after his nomination to the post

Eric Garcetti (Image: Twitter)

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and the US Chamber of Commerce's US-India Business Council (USIBC) congratulated Eric Garcetti on his appointment as the next US Ambassador to India.

Wishing the former Los Angeles Mayor a successful review in New Delhi, Ambassador Atul Keshap, president of USIBC, reiterated that India is an essential partner to the US as it seeks to bolster its strategic, technological, and economic leadership in the Indo-Pacific.

“Having a U.S. Ambassador to India is critical as both great democracies work to build their Quad partnership and high-trust ecosystem, underpinned by shared democratic values," Keshap said.

Dr Mukesh Aghi, president and CEO of USISPF, noted that Garcetti has a deeper understanding and affection towards the Indian community. "Mayor Garcetti understands that working with all stakeholders will be essential in moving forward the most significant relationship of the 21st century, the US-India partnership."

USIBC's managing director Alexander Slater remarked, "Eric Garcetti’s appointment as Ambassador sends an important signal to the Government and people of India as well as industry in both countries about the importance President Biden places on the U.S.-India relationship."