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John Kerry, Penny Pritzker call on PM Modi

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 20:08 IST      
John Kerry, Penny Pritzker call on PM Modi

New Delhi [India], Aug. 31 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The two visiting Secretaries briefed the Prime Minister on the second India-U.S. Strategic & Commercial Dialogue that concluded yesterday in the national capital.

They discussed progress in bilateral engagement since Prime Minister 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.

Prime Minister 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.

Prime Minister conveyed that he looked forward to meeting President Obama at the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. (ANI)

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