Ro Khanna, within the final two years, has made a mark within the Home of Representatives on overseas coverage
Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has joined the Congressional Pakistan Caucus and mentioned he would proceed to pursue the American targets of a robust US-India relationship, in addition to peace and stability within the area.
The 2-term Democratic Congressman representing Silicon Valley is the primary Indian-American lawmaker to hitch the Congressional Pakistan Caucus, which is co-chaired by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) and Congressman Jim Banks (Republican).
Each Lee and Khanna (42) are additionally members of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-People, which is the biggest country-specific caucus within the Home of Representatives.
Mr Khanna, who within the final two years has made a mark within the Home of Representatives on overseas coverage and nationwide safety points, joined the Pakistani Caucus after the go to of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the US final month.
“I am a proud member of the US-India Caucus and have supported legislation condemning the terrorist bombing in Kashmir and promoting stronger defense ties between the US and India,” Mr Khanna informed PTI.
“At the same time, I believe it’s critical to engage all regional players, including India and Pakistan, to stabilise Afghanistan so that the US can withdraw troops. I will continue to pursue the American objectives of a strong US-India relationship and peace and stability in the region,” he mentioned in response to a query.
It was in May this 12 months that Lee and Banks introduced the formation of Congressional Pakistan Caucus for the present Congress. Lee is founding member of the Caucus.
Pakistani Ambassador to the US Asad M Khan thanked Mr Khanna for becoming a member of the Pakistani Caucus.
“Had a wonderful meeting with Congressman Ro Khanna. We discussed the Prime Minister’s (Imran Khan) recent visit to the US and ways to promote Pakistan-US relations. Congressman Khanna took keen interest in promoting peace in South Asia. Thanked him for joining the Pakistan Caucus,” Mr Khan wrote on Twitter.
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