Washington, DC – Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued this statement following the Senate’s confirmation of Eric Garcetti as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of India: 

“I want to congratulate Ambassador Garcetti on his confirmation and look forward to working with him to advance the U.S.-India relationship. Our partnership with India has grown exponentially over the past two decades, with deepened bilateral cooperation on every issue imaginable: from trade and investment and climate change to security and public health. Given the critical nature of this partnership, I’m pleased we will finally have an ambassador in New Delhi who can help advance our many shared interests, including finalizing the establishment of the United States-India Gandhi-King Development Foundation.”