New Delhi, June 28: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley who is on her first visit to India to bolster Indo-US ties, visited the Jama Masjid in the national capital. She was also seen preparing food at the community kitchen at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib for ‘langar’ earlier. Also Read - Unlock 2.0: Delhi's Jama Masjid Reopens For Public 3 Weeks After Being Shut Due to COVID
Prior to that Haley also visited the Gauri Shankar Temple in Delhi. Also Read - Unlock 2: All Monuments in India to Open to Public 'With Complete Precautions' From July 6
Haley had earlier said that religious freedom had equal importance as that to freedom of people and their rights. “We think freedom of religion is as important as freedom of rights and freedom of people,” she said.
During her two-day visit, Haley is scheduled to meet senior Indian officials, business leaders and students. As per sources, during her bilateral meeting with External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj yesterday, Haley discussed a slew of regional issues in context of the United Nations (UN) wherein Pakistan and cross-border terrorism issue too cropped up.
Haley had last visited India in late 2014 when she was the South Carolina Governor.