Kerry calls on Modi, shares US' view on developments in region

US Secretary of State John Kerry today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and shared with him US\' perspective on developments in the region and beyond.

Published: 31st August 2016 10:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 10:04 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State John Kerry today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and shared with him US' perspective on developments in the region and beyond.

Kerry, along with US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, also discussed progress in bilateral engagement since Prime Minister's visit to US in June 2016 apart from briefing him on the 2nd India-US Strategic & Commercial Dialogue that concluded yesterday, according to a PMO release.

"Secretary Kerry also shared US perspective on developments in the region and beyond with Prime Minister," it said.

The US Secretary of State, yesterday as well as today in his speech at an event, had asked Pakistan to do more work towards clearing the terror sanctuaries and push harder against "indigenous groups" operating from its soil that are affecting ties with India and Afghanistan's peace and stability.

"Prime Minister conveyed satisfaction at the expanded and strengthened strategic partnership between India and the US 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 Summit Meeting in June," the PMO said.

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

Tweeting on his meeting, Modi said, "Glad to meet you, Secretary @JohnKerry. We had fruitful discussions on India-USA ties."

Kerry had earlier tweeted: "Pleased to sit down with @narendramodi, reflect on successful S&CD and our ever- deepening relationship with #India."

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