WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden delivered a keynote speech on U.S.-India relations at an event on Monday, July 13 hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The speech followed a full-day conference at Carnegie that coincided with the tenth anniversary of the U.S.-India civil nuclear deal. The vice president said the landmark agreement “removed the single largest irritant in the relationship between the two greatest democracies.”

Speaking to a small group of invited guests at the Willard, Vice President Biden spoke on the strategic importance of the U.S.-India partnership. He touched on issues related to the strong economic, security, and political ties between the two countries.

“Together we transformed the bilateral relationship into a global partnership based on shared values, interests, responsibilities,” he said. “All of these will go to shape the next century if we stay the course.”

Watch Vice President Biden’s full remarks.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.

The Confederation of Indian Industry is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization that works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.