US Ambassador Eric Garcetti: If you want to see the future, come to India

Praising his host country’s developmental journey, US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti said that anyone who wants to “see the future” should come to India. He called it a “great privilege” to head the US mission in India. In his address at the ‘Impact & Innovation: 25 Years of IPE Global Making Development a Ground Reality’ event in Delhi, Garcetti said that if anyone wants to work on the future, they should come to India.

US ambassador Eric Garcetti wishes Indians a happy Holi

US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, on Monday extended Holi wishes to the people of India. In a video message shared on X, the US envoy Garcetti expressed warm wishes to all celebrating the festival of Holi. “I want to wish everybody a very happy Holi. We have this amazing gujiyas, which has a little bit of an American twist with some pistachios in here, beautiful rose water. There’s no better way than to celebrate Holi across the Indo-Pacific together,” Garcetti said in a video message while showcasing special Gujiyas adorned with an American twist.

India, US paving way for free, prosperous Indo-Pacific: Ambassador Garcetti

US Ambassador Eric Garcetti said India and America are paving the way for a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific as he hailed the ongoing joint exercise between the two nations, on Tuesday. A bilateral tri-service Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise between India and the US — ‘Tiger Triumph-24’ — commenced on Monday and will continue on India’s Eastern Seaboard till March 31.

US ambassador to India Eric Garcetti visits Golden Temple, fulfils a “childhood dream”

US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti paid a visit to the iconic Golden Temple in Amritsar recently. Ambassador Garcetti said he shared a deep personal desire to visit the Golden Temple, saying, “It’s been a dream of mine to come to the Golden Temple ever since I was a little boy.” He said his parents had visited the Sikh shrine in their 20s soon after they got married, and had shared, painting vivid pictures of the temple’s beauty and significance to him as a child.

Proud to see US, India working together for more peaceful world: Envoy Eric Garcetti

The US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, on Wednesday, said the “great minds” back in his homeland and India can find more paths to peace. “I’m so proud to see the United States of America and India working together for a more peaceful world. But we have to innovate. The world is changing more in the next five or 10 years than it’s changed in the last 100 years. But the great minds in India and the great minds in United States can work to find more paths to peace,” he said.

US Ambassador Garcetti: President Biden feels India is most important country in world to him

US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti, on Tuesday, said President Joe Biden told him that India is the most important country in the world to him. “He (President Biden) told me, when he asked me to come here to serve, he said, this is the most important country in the world to me, I think something that no American president has ever uttered in the history of our two countries…Indian Americans constitute six per cent of taxpayers in the US…” Garcetti said.

Being ambassador in India is “fun job”: US envoy Eric Garcetti

Highlighting the bond between New Delhi and Washington, US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti said that working as an envoy in India is a “fun job.” While addressing the event “US National Day celebrations” in Mumbai, Garcetti on Thursday said, “I am Eric Garcetti and I get to serve as President Biden’s ambassador from the United States to India. I have to say, it is the most fun job I have ever had in my entire life. I’m going to eat my way through India. I’m going to advance my way through India. But more importantly, together with you, we are going to write a new chapter on US-India relations.”

Wait time for first-time tourist visa interviews reduced, says US envoy Eric Garcetti

United States Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti, on Wednesday, said that the wait time for first-time tourist visa interviews has been reduced by more than 50 per cent, adding that goal for 2023 is to process at least one million visas. Speaking at IIT Delhi, Garcetti highlighted the progress made in visa processing, stating that the US Mission in India is currently processing visas faster than ever before.