New Delhi, January 8
The US-India partnership is one of the most consequential relationships of the 21st century, outgoing American envoy to India Ken Juster said on Friday at the ground-breaking ceremony of a new Chancery building for the US Embassy here.
In a demonstration of the deep ties of friendship that underpin the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, US Ambassador Juster, India’s Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, and Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia broke ground on the new Chancery building, a statement by the US Embassy said.
In his remarks at the event, Juster said, “The project we celebrate today is more than a series of buildings and infrastructure. It reflects America’s enduring commitment to the US-India partnership and is a testament to the strength and longevity of that partnership.”
“The US-India partnership is one of the most consequential relationships of the 21st century and as Minister Puri stated it covers a broad range of issues, including non-proliferation, counter-terrorism, trade, investment, energy, environment, health, education, science and technology, space and so much more,” he said. — PTI
New Chancery building
The new Chancery building will stand adjacent to the iconic original Chancery and the Ambassador’s Residence at Roosevelt House on the Embassy campus in New Delhi’s diplomatic enclave in Chanakyapuri.