Garcetti's nomination for US Ambassador to India signifies the importance of US-India relationship: Indiaspora
Indiaspora, an influential organization of global Indian diaspora leaders, has expressed appreciation and enthusiasm for the Biden administration’s announcement of the nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to the important post of US Ambassador to India
Indiaspora, an influential organization of global Indian diaspora leaders, has expressed appreciation and enthusiasm for the Biden administration’s announcement of the nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to the important post of US Ambassador to India.
As the Mayor of Los Angeles, the United States’ second-largest city, Garcetti would bring valuable political and administrative experience to the role, the organization felt. A close political confidante of President Biden who served as a co-chair of his campaign in 2020, Garcetti also would have the president’s ear.
“We are excited that President Biden has nominated a reputed leader who has proven himself on several fronts,” said Indiaspora founder MR Rangaswami, a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and investor, about Garcetti’s nomination. “It speaks volumes to the importance of the US-India relationship that a close and trusted ally of President Biden may be America’s point person in Delhi.”
Garcetti has a range of international experience, having lived and worked in Asia as well as Europe and Africa. A Rhodes Scholar, he has served as Los Angeles' first Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, where he expanded L.A.'s global ties to bring more jobs, economic opportunity, culture, education, and visitors to the city, according to Los Angeles’ government website.
“We appreciate the administration’s recent recognition of Indiaspora’s, and more broadly, the diaspora’s role in serving as a bridge between the US and India. The diaspora’s importance in this regard is only poised to grow, and we enthusiastically welcome President Biden’s nomination of Mayor Garcetti to serve as the next US Ambassador to India,” said Indiaspora Executive Director Sanjeev Joshipura.
Indiaspora (www.indiaspora.org) is a nonprofit community of powerful global Indian leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions who are committed to inspiring the diaspora to be a force for positive impact by providing a platform to collaborate, engage, and catalyze social change. (SAM)