Lois Frankel Stresses the Importance of America’s Ties to India

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., toured India this week as part of a bipartisan trip to that nation.

Frankel met with Indian leaders and toured some of that country’s military bases and she focused on rising tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir.

On Wednesday, Frankel, who sits on the U.S. House State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee, offered her take on America’s relationship with India.

“As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the U.S. and India can work together to tackle the climate crisis and promote a more peaceful and prosperous world,” said Frankel. “On this insightful visit we heard from business leaders and government officials about India’s efforts to develop renewable energy sources, invest in women’s empowerment and promote democracy.”

Hitting New Delhi, Agra and Mumbai, Frankel met with key leaders including Maharashtra Governor Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao. Frankel took part in the India-U.S. forum in New Delhi and met with the Indian ministers of Commerce and Industry, Urban Development and Civil Aviation, and Petroleum. According to her office, during the forum, Frankel “spoke on a panel about the value of soft power and the importance of elevating the economic status of women.”

First elected to Congress in 2012, Frankel had been a member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee but she left it after being named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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