Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (middle) with US Congressional delegation. Photo courtesy: x.com/DrSJaishankar

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met a bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by Congressman Michael McCaul in the national capital on Wednesday. Following the meeting, the EAM appreciated the team for their “strong and continued” support for the strategic partnership between India and the US.

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (middle) with US Congressional delegation. Photo courtesy: x.com/DrSJaishankar

The visiting team also comprises former US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, US Representatives – Jim McGovern, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Ami Bera, Gregory Meeks, and Nicole Malliotakis.

In a post on X, Jaishankar stated, “Pleasure to meet with the bipartisan US Congressional delegation led by @RepMcCaul. Thank @SpeakerPelosi, @RepGregoryMeeks, @RepMMM, @NMalliotakis, @RepBera and @RepMcGovern for joining. Appreciate their strong and continued support for the strategic partnership.”

The bipartisan delegation, arrived in India on Tuesday. The team was received by officials of the Central Tibetan Administration at Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra Airport. The US lawmakers met The Dalai Lama at his residence in Dharamshala, and other Tibetan leaders, including Dolma Gyari, Security Minister of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.

During their meeting at his residence in Dharamshala, the US delegation presented the spiritual leader with a framed copy of The Resolve Tibet Act, a bipartisan bill passed by the US Congress to enhance US support for Tibet.

Earlier in June, the US Congress passed a bill and urged China to re-engage with the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan leaders to peacefully resolve their dispute over the status and governance of Tibet. The legislation rejected China’s claim over Tibet and its stance that the land is part of China since ancient times.