A lot of Congressmen hailed the speech, House Speaker Paul Ryan called it ‘eloquent’ and several members even clamoured for autographs.
Addressing the US Congress, Modi stressed on the importance of the relationship between the two countries. Modi in his address hit all the right notes and went on to say that the United States is now an indispensable partner in India’s forward march in all sectors.
Clad in his trademark white kurta pyjama and grey-coloured half-jacket, Modi was applauded several times during the address, in which he spoke about improving bilateral trade, strengthening of economies, promoting renewable clean energy, improving cyber security, and combating terrorism.
Here’s how the foreign media reacted to PM Modi’s address of the joint session of the US Congress:
The front page of New York Times on June 09
What they tweeted:
This is what Wall Street Journal had to say:
The senators were also seen praising PM Modi:
Proud to welcome PM Narendra Modi to Congress today. #India lights the way for its neighbors toward a better future. https://t.co/x14ifNTipG
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 8, 2016
Proud to listen to PM of the world’s largest (1.25B) democracy address joint Session of Congress, PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/OCItbTwyWd
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) June 8, 2016