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Senator John McCain on reinforcing U.S.-India Relations

On the morning of September 9th, 2014 two of my international friends and I went in an adventure to see one of my personal favorites Senator John McCain. It was a regular morning in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace when I walked in, signed my name and then went up in the elevator to the 1st floor where refreshments were served. We all remember Senator McCain for running for President of the United States in 2008 agains Barack Obama, our current President. McCain is currently the senior Senator from Arizona since 1987. On that beautiful September day, McCain talked about many ways the U.S. can reinforce relations between the United States and India. He mainly focused on opening a global economy that will favor both countries. India is soon to be the most populous country in the world with that they have the largest skilled workforce that will help India become one of the top economies in the world. McCain then said that the U.S. and India have many things in common such as “the values of human rights, individual liberty, and democratic limits on state power, but also the values of our societies – creativity and critical thinking, risk-taking and entrepreneurialism, tolerance and social mobility.” He ended his speech by saying that both countries are the larges economies in the world and together there is nothing they can’t accomplish together.