New Delhi: Talking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Sabka saath, sabka vikas”, US secretary of state John Kerry said, “It’s a concept and vision we want to support”.
Mr Kerry will co-chair the diaglogue starting Thursday with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
“We believe it’s a great vision and our private sector is eager to be a catalyst in India’s economic revitalisation,” Mr Kerry added, detailing the US vision of future bilateral ties as well as Washington’s expectations from New Delhi in various areas.
Ahead of Mr Kerry’s visit, Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and finance minister Arun Jaitley to discuss the various issues expected to figure in the strategic dialogue.
Mr Modi’s planned late September visit to the United States also came up for discussion.
While in New Delhi, Mr Kerry is expected to call on the PM and discuss the issues that may come up at his meeting with US President Barack Obama at the White House.
Trade and nuclear issues are expected to figure promiently in the dialogue. This was evident from Mr Kerry’s Washington speech.