Message to the New Prime Minister of India.
[Released June 3, 1964. Dated June 2, 1964]
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Prime Minister of India
I hasten to send my hearty congratulations on the occasion of your election as Prime Minister of India. The people and Government of the United States look forward to working with you and your countrymen in the same spirit of friendship and understanding that marked the relations between India and our country during the time of your great predecessor. I send my warmest personal good wishes for your success in the great tasks you now undertake, and my assurance of the reliable friendship and cooperation of the United States. Our countries are united in their purpose of peace, their effort for economic progress, and their dedication to human dignity.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Lyndon B. Johnson, Message to the New Prime Minister of India. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/239545