What Did John Kerry Discuss with Narendra Modi?

John Kerry calls on Narendra Modi in New Delhi on August 31, 2016
John Kerry calls on Narendra Modi in New Delhi on August 31, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker called on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

The two visiting Secretaries briefed Prime Minister on the 2nd India-U.S. Strategic & Commercial Dialogue that concluded Tuesday in New Delhi.

They discussed progress in bilateral engagement since Modi’s visit to U.S. in June 2016. Secretary Kerry also shared U.S. perspective on developments in the region and beyond with Prime Minister.

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According to a government communique, Modi conveyed satisfaction at the expanded and strengthened strategic partnership between India and the United States over the past two years that has opened up new vistas for collaboration.

He conveyed that he looked forward to rapid progress and successful completion of the decisions taken with President Obama at the recent Summit Meeting in June.

Modi conveyed that he looked forward to meeting President Obama at the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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