The United States Senate has finally confirmed Eric Garcetti as the US Ambassador to India after a delay of 26 months. The confirmation of Garcetti as the ambassador comes at a critical juncture as the US is looking to strengthen its ties with India, which is a key partner in the Indo-Pacific region.
Eric Garcetti is a veteran politician who has served as the Mayor of Los Angeles for two terms, from 2013 to 2021. Garcetti is known for his progressive policies and his efforts to make Los Angeles a more sustainable and equitable city. Garcetti has also been a strong advocate for climate change action and has pushed for greater investment in renewable energy.
Garcetti’s confirmation as the US Ambassador to India was delayed due to a number of factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic and political gridlock in Washington. However, his confirmation has been widely welcomed by both the US and Indian governments, as well as the business community and civil society organizations.
India is a key strategic partner for the United States, and the two countries have been working to deepen their ties in recent years. The US sees India as a key player in the Indo-Pacific region, and the two countries have been working together on a number of issues, including trade, security, and climate change.
Garcetti’s appointment as the US Ambassador to India is seen as a reflection of the Biden administration’s commitment to strengthening the relationship between the two countries. Garcetti is expected to work closely with the Indian government and business community to deepen ties and promote greater cooperation on a range of issues.
In a statement, Garcetti said he was honored to be appointed as the US Ambassador to India and looked forward to working with the Indian government and people to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Garcetti’s confirmation has been widely welcomed by the Indian government, with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar tweeting his congratulations to the new ambassador.
Garcetti is expected to take up his post in New Delhi in the coming weeks and will play a key role in deepening ties between the US and India. With his strong track record on sustainability and climate change, Garcetti is also expected to play a key role in promoting greater cooperation between the two countries on these critical issues.