"I believe CM Modi’s approach to empowerment is why Gujarat is now the global gateway to India: Representative Faleomavaega"
"Shri Modi's leadership in Gujarat finds mention in USA Congressional Records "
"Representative Eni Faleomavaega’s statement congratulating Shri Modi on the win in Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012 inserted in USA Congressional Records "
"Mr. Sanjay Puri is AUSIB presents framed copy of the statement to Shri Modi in Gandhinagar "
"Since 2001, CM Modi has led a decade of unprecedented growth and development in Gujarat. Because of his extraordinary leadership, Gujarat is now an economic powerhouse: Representative Faleomavaega "
"Vibrant Gujarat summits are an example of CM Modi’s visionary approach for inclusive development: Representative Faleomavaega "
"I believe CM Modi’s approach to empowerment is why Gujarat is now the global gateway to India: Representative Faleomavaega"


On Wednesday 6th March 2013 Mr. Sanjay Puri, the founder and President of the Alliance for US-India Business (AUSIB) presented to Shri Narendra Modi a framed copy of the statement by Representative Eni Faleomavaega where the Representative has congratulated Shri Narendra Modi on his re-election as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Representative Faleomavaega has inserted his statement into the USA Congressional Record. Mr. Faleomavaega serves as the Ranking Member of the Congressional Subcommittee on Asia and Pacific, which has broad jurisdiction on matters affecting India-USA relations.

Congressional Record statements become a part of American history and are accessed by generations to come. That is why, to recognize Shri Modi’s leadership, Representative Faleomavaega inserted his statement in the Congressional Records. The Representative wanted to present a copy of his statement to Shri Modi personally but was not able to do so, which is why Mr. Puri did the needful.

Representative Faleomavaega’s Congressional Record statement dated February 13th 2013 congratulates the Chief Minister and lauds him for his commitment towards inclusive development. It is also among his first statements while serving in the 113th Congress. He said, “In one of my first acts of the 113th Congress as the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific…I rise today to congratulate Shri Narendra Modi on his re-election as Chief Minister of India’s Gujarat state.” He describes Shri Modi’s 4th innings as CM as a historic achievement and points out that this feat is unparalleled in the history of Gujarat.

On the development of Gujarat Representative Faleomavaega stated, “Since 2001, CM Modi has led a decade of unprecedented growth and development in Gujarat. Because of his extraordinary leadership, Gujarat is now an economic powerhouse with companies like Ford and General Motors also setting up factories in a move that promises to strengthen US-India trade and investment.” He termed the biennial Vibrant Gujarat summits as, “an example of CM Modi’s visionary approach for inclusive development.” 

He lauds Shri Modi’s vision to take development to the doorstep of the poorest of the poor and adds, “I believe CM Modi’s approach to empowerment is why Gujarat is now the global gateway to India.” Representative Faleomavaega affirms that Shri Modi’s connection to Mahatma Gandhi strikes him. “It is little wonder that Gujarat state, having historically given leadership to the entire nation and now ranked first in economic freedom in India, continues to brighten the hopes and dreams of so many.”

In his statement that is now recorded in the Congressional Records, Representative Faleomavaega calls for closer ties between Gujarat and USA as well as support for Shri Modi’s ideas of development.

This is not the first time Shri Modi has been praised in the USA Congress. Earlier, Representative Aaron Schock congratulated Shri Modi for leading the BJP to victory in the House of Representatives. Representative Schock noted that Shri Modi ran on a platform of prosperity for all and was elected by a wide coalition consisting of voters from every religion, education and class of society. It must be noted that Representative Schock belongs to the Republican Party while Representative Faleomavaega is a Democratic, illustrating that both leading parties of USA have taken note of the decade of peace and prosperity in Gujarat.  In September 2011 a USA Congressional Think Tank lauded Gujarat and termed Shri Modi as the ‘King of Governance.’


Representative Faleomavaega expresses displeasure over recent Wharton episode 

In another statement, Representative Faleomavaega hit out at the recent episode at Wharton. He termed the cancellation of the invite to Shri Modi as a keynote speaker as disappointing and noted that Wharton did so, “in response to a protest from a segment of professors and students who are reaching beyond the law and coming awfully close to violating the rights of others who have a different view.”




Read complete text of Reprehensive Faleomavaega that has been inserted in USA Congressional Records:



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May 08, 2021

At the invitation of the President of the European Council Mr. Charles Michel, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the India-EU Leaders’ Meeting today.

The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of leaders of all the 27 EU Member States as well as the President of the European Council and the European Commission. This is the first time that the EU hosted a meeting with India in the EU+27 format. The meeting was the initiative of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

During the meeting, the leaders expressed their desire to further strengthen the India-EU Strategic Partnership based on a shared commitment to democracy, fundamental freedoms, rule of law and multilateralism. They exchanged views on three key thematic areas: i) foreign policy and security; ii) COVID-19, climate and environment; and iii) trade, connectivity and technology. They discussed forging closer cooperation on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery, tackling climate change, and reforming multilateral institutions. India appreciated the prompt assistance provided by the EU and its member states to combat its second COVID wave.

The leaders welcomed the decision to resume negotiations for balanced and comprehensive free trade and investment agreements. Negotiations on both the Trade and Investment Agreements will be pursued on parallel tracks with an intention to achieve early conclusion of both agreements together. This is a major outcome which will enable the two sides to realise the full potential of the economic partnership. India and the EU also announced dedicated dialogues on WTO issues, regulatory cooperation, market access issues and supply chain resilience, demonstrating the desire to deepen and further diversify economic engagement.

India and the EU launched an ambitious and comprehensive ‘Connectivity Partnership’ which is focused on enhancing digital, energy, transport and people-to-people connectivity. The Partnership is based on the shared principles of social, economic, fiscal, climate and environmental sustainability, and respect for international law and commitments. The Partnership will catalyse private and public financing for connectivity projects. It will also foster new synergies for supporting connectivity initiatives in third countries, including in the Indo-Pacific.

India and the EU leaders reiterated their commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and agreed to strengthen joint efforts for mitigation, adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, as well as providing means of implementation including finance in the context of COP26. India welcomed the EU’s decision to join CDRI.

India and the EU also agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation on digital and emerging technologies such as 5G, AI, Quantum and High-Performance Computing including through the early operationalization of the Joint Task Force on AI and the Digital Investment Forum.

The leaders noted with satisfaction the growing convergences on regional and global issues, including counterterrorism, cybersecurity and maritime cooperation. The leaders acknowledged the importance of a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific and agreed to closely engage in the region, including in the context of India’s Indo-Pacific Ocean’s Initiative and the EU’s new strategy on the Indo-Pacific.

Coinciding with the Leaders’ Meeting, an India-EU Business Roundtable was organised to highlight the avenues for cooperation in climate, digital and healthcare. A finance contract of Euro 150 million for the Pune Metro Rail Project was signed by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and European Investment Bank.

India-EU Leaders Meeting has set a significant milestone by providing a new direction to the Strategic Partnership and giving a fresh impetus for implementing the ambitious India-EU Roadmap 2025 adopted at the 15th India-EU Summit held in July 2020.