August 17, 2018
Aug 17

Statement from President Clinton on the Passing of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New York, NY

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of India following the passing of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He and his key ministers made possible a new era of U.S.-Indian relations with their vision and the trust to take part in strategic dialogue. I will always be proud to have worked closely with him as President to strengthen the bonds of friendship between our two countries and build a better and more peaceful world. I was also honored to work with him after leaving the White House in support of the Gujarat earthquake recovery efforts. He was a leader of great integrity, and I join all those in India and around the world who mourn his loss.