Describing India as America’s “natural strategic ally”, the Democratic Party Draft Platform for 2008 has suggested that under the Presidency of Barack Obama the US will seek effective collaboration on pressing global issues with all major powers including New Delhi.
“With India, we will build on the close partnership developed over the past decade. As two of the world’s great, multi-ethnic democracies, the US and India are natural strategic allies, and we must work together to advance our common interests and to combat the common threats,” the Draft Platform approved by the Committee has said.
The document now goes to the Convention Floor in Denver to be approved by the delegates.
“We believe it is in the United States’ interest that all of these emerging powers and others assume a greater stake in promoting international peace and respect for human rights, including through their more constructive participation in key global institutions,” the Platform Committee agreed upon in Pittsburgh.
“We are committed to US engagement in Asia. This begins with maintaining strong relationships with allies like Japan,
Australia, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines and deepening our ties to vital democratic partners like India, in order to create a stable and prosperous Asia,” the Draft documents says.
“We must also forge a more effective framework in Asia that goes beyond bilateral agreements, occasional summits, and ad hoc diplomatic arrangements. We need an open and inclusive infrastructure with the countries in Asia that can promote stability, prosperity and human rights, and help confront transnational threats,” it added.