Howdy Modi: Senator Ted Cruz Presses For Enhancing Trade With India

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In an exclusive conversation with Republic TV, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas called the mega Howdy Modi event a celebration of friendship between India and America

Written By Misha Bhatt | Mumbai | Updated On:

In an exclusive conversation with Republic TV, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas called the mega Howdy Modi event a celebration of friendship between India and America. Reacting to the huge crowd turnout at the event he called it a symbol of a growing friendship between India and America.

He said, “It is a strong friendship, it is a strong alliance but it is a growing friendship. This is also a celebration of that friendship expanding.”

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Trade and Alliance key focus 

Trade and alliance remained a key point in his communication with Republic TV. Speaking of how Houston has always been the most diverse and entrepreneurial city in the US, he emphasised on how the Indian-American community is extremely important to the state of Houston and America as they come to study, to work and are also a driving force behind the economic growth.

Talking about how Texans always like everything big, he said, “Texas is a place where anybody with a small dream can make it big. This appealed a lot of Indian-Americans to make Houston their home."

Enhancing trade growth

Highlighting the importance of enhancing trade and growth, the Senator praised the Indian-American community for producing jobs and expanding opportunities that are good for America and the shared interest of both nations.

Ending his address, he expressed hopes about enhanced economic opportunities, increased trade between our nations, increased military, and defence co-operation between both the countries.

“As a senator, I am pressing for the enhanced co-operation in these sectors,” he said.

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