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In early days of Biden administration we will see return of US to Paris accord and WHO: Amos Hochstein

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In early days of Biden administration we will see return of US to Paris accord and WHO: Amos Hochstein

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have started working on an action plan with four key priorities - fighting COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have started working on an action plan with four key priorities - fighting COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change. The two leaders will begin choosing their cabinet officials soon and the new White House chief of staff could be announced as early as this week.
The Washington Post has reported that the President-elect could issue a series of executive orders for America's re-entry into the Paris Accord and the WHO.
Meanwhile, President Trump has refused to concede defeat and continues to threaten legal action. The President's advisors and the Republican Party remains divided on accepting Joe Biden's victory.
Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani is encouraging the President to pursue legal remedies.
According to reports, Melania Trump and Jared Kushner are urging the President to accept defeat whereas Donald Trump's two sons are asking him to continue with legal challenges.
While Republican leaders like Senator Mitch McConnell have refused to publicly acknowledge Joe Biden's victory, a few republicans like George Bush and Mitt Romney have congratulated Biden and Harris. We are also learning that a Trump appointee and the head of the general services administration is refusing to sign off on funds needed by the Trump transition team to begin work.
Also, President-elect Joe Biden has referred to India as an important partner during his campaigns. Joe Biden as senator called on George Bush to drop sanctions against India in 2001, supported the Indo-US Nuclear deal. US is today India's largest trading partner with more than $125 billion in two way trade.
To discuss the priorities for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris presidency and the road ahead for India-US relationship under the new administration, Parikshit Luthra spoke to Amos Hochstein, close aide to Joe Biden and Syed Akbaruddin, former Indian Envoy to UN.
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