New Delhi: Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived at 7, Race Course Road and is currently meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notably, Kerry’s is the first high-level contact of the US government with the Modi government.
Kerry is on a three day visit to India.Kerry arrived here on Wednesday on a three-day visit to strike up the US’ first high-level engagement with the Modi government.
The meeting comes a day after Kerry met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the 5th India-US Strategic Dialogue in which the two sides discussed transformative initiatives in key areas of security and energy.
He had also met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley along with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker.
On Thursday, the US reached out to the new Indian government of PM Modi promising to partner it in its vision of “Sabka saath, sabka vikas or development for all”, even as India raised the issue of America’s cyber snooping and termed it unacceptable between friends.
Kerry said that Modi’s vision is similar to that expressed by US President Barack Obama and that the US private sector is eager to be a catalyst to the India growth story.
“US and India can and will be indispensable partners of the 21st century. We share a clear understanding on where we began. Moment has never been more right to deliver on our (US-India) relation. Together we have the opportunity to help India meet its challenges,” said Kerry.