Youngest U.S. Senator Jon Osoff to visit India

Story by  Tripti Nath | Posted by  Tripti Nath | Date 18-08-2022
Senator Jon Osoff
Senator Jon Osoff


New Delhi 

United States youngest Senator Jon Osoff will be on an eight- day visit to India, from August 30.

He will lead an economic delegation and will arrive in Mumbai on August 30 and depart from New Delhi on September 6.

Announcing his visit, Senator Osoff who represents the State of Georgia, which has a strong Indian diaspora, said, “I am coming to strengthen the friendship between our nations and to meet the next generation of Indian leaders. We will also work to represent the Indian American community in Georgia, where the growing Indian diaspora is a thriving and beloved part of our community.''

At 35 years, Senator Ossoff is the youngest United States Senator elected in three decades.

The U.S. embassy in New Delhi said on Thursday that during his visit, Senator Ossoff will work to strengthen economic, scientific, cultural, and security ties between the United States and India. “ The State of Georgia, which Sen. Ossoff represents in the U.S. Senate, is home to over one hundred thousand Indian Americans.”

This week, Senator Ossoff sent a message to the Indian people celebrating the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence Day where he highlighted the importance of deepening ties between the two countries. 

Prior to his election, Senator Ossoff led a team that investigated and exposed corruption, war crimes, and terrorism for international news organizations. In 2021, he won a crucial underdog election to secure the Senate majority for the Democratic Party. During his first two years in office, Senator Ossoff has written and passed legislation to strengthen civil rights, to boost domestic solar energy manufacturing, and to improve public health while leading bipartisan investigations of abuse and corruption as the Chairman of the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.