Washington: A top American lawmaker has said he would display a map of India autographed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his office at the US Congress.
"The Prime Minister was kind enough to sign my map of India near the State of Gujarat, where he was Chief Minister, which I plan to proudly display in my Washington, DC office," said Republican Congressman, Peter Roskam, who is also Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
During a tea hosted in honour of the Prime Minister by the House of Representatives Speaker, John Boehner, at the Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Roskam also present to Modi with a painting by his wife, Elizabeth, entitled "Luminary Dome" to commemorate his visit.
"I hope this scene will symbolise the great promise ahead as our two countries work together to achieve a brighter future," the Congressman said.
"It was an honour to host Prime Minister Modi at the Capitol and discuss ways to expand the US-India relationship on many levels, including defence, education, energy, and trade," Roskam said.
"This strategic partnership is critical to the long-term peace, freedom, and security of both nations in the 21st century," he said in a statement.
"I am confident that Prime Minister Modi has the vision, experience, and expertise to lead India to economic prosperity, and I look forward to working with him closely in the coming years," Roskam said.
"I am confident that the strong US-India partnership will remain a vitally important and positive force in achieving that potential in the days ahead," the Congressman said in a letter to the Prime Minister.