Indian P M Modi And U.S. Secretary of State Kerry Shakes Hands For New Relationship

[New Delhi]World’s Two Largest Democracies Shakes Hands For New Relationship Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi And U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Shakes Hands For New Course in the Relationship.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. In an hour-long meeting, the two visiting Secretaries briefed Prime Minister on the India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue;
conveyed that President Obama attached great priority to relations with India, both for bilateral cooperation and global partnership, and looks forward to a productive and fruitful Summit in September in Washington to set an ambitious new agenda to chart a new course in the relationship.
Indian Prime Minister said that there was broad convergence of views and interests between the two countries. He outlined his vision for India and for the partnership between the world’s two largest democracies in addressing global challenges, promoting peace and stability in the world and supporting India’s own economic transformation. Prime Minister highlighted the opportunities for partnership in trade, investment, clean energy, innovation, education, skill development, agro-processing, youth empowerment, among others.
Prime Minister emphasized the need for developed countries to understand the challenges of poverty in developing countries and their governments’ responsibilities in addressing them, when discussions take place in international forums.
Prime Minister discussed the regional situation, including India’s engagement in Asia Pacific region; commitment to bring South Asia together in a united effort to promote regional economic development; India’s commitment to continue its support to Afghanistan; and, the need to confront terrorism on the principles of “zero tolerance” for terrorism and eschewing a selective approach to terrorism.
P M thanked Secretary Kerry and Secretary Pritzker for visiting India, .
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and other officials were present at the meeting.
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The US Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry and the US Secretary of Commerce, Ms. Penny Pritzker calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on August 01, 2014.
The Union Minister for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj is also seen.