"As the United States pursues greater clean energy production and sustainable manufacturing here at home, we can and should take advantage of opportunities to further collaborate on technologically advanced clean energy solutions," Booker said.
"In order to compete in a global economy, the US and India must both expand opportunities for youth education and employment. By engaging private sector actors in our mutual development goals, I believe together we can address these challenges and turn them into opportunities for cooperation," said the Senator. Meanwhile, the Senator further said that he is looking forward to welcome new Indian Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh to New Jersey on August 10. "I will have the distinct honor and privilege to welcome Ambassador Singh to New Jersey. I look forward to working with him as we partner together to foster investment opportunities, create collaborations between our world-renowned higher education institutions, and cultivate platforms to facilitate volunteerism and giving," he said. According to the Senator, the Indian diaspora community in New Jersey is an active, vocal and engaged constituency whose contributions to the state reach across all sectors. "Together, the United States and India represent over one fifth of the world's population and share long-term strategic imperatives in the areas of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, social and economic development, and regional and global security that are rooted in our shared commitment to democratic ideals," he said. "President Obama has aptly referred to this relationship as the "defining partnership of the 21 century," As the United States pursues greater clean energy production and sustainable manufacturing here at home, we can and should take advantage of opportunities to further collaborate on technologically advanced clean energy solutions," he added.