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John Kerry visit to set agenda for PM Narendra Modi`s US trip: Akbaruddin

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:18

Zee Media Bureau/Deepak Nagpal

New Delhi: India on Wednesday expressed hope that US Secretary of State John Kerry`s visit to the country would set the agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s trip to the United States later this year.

Syed Akbaruddin, the spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs, said Kerry would meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during his visit and that this would be the first high-level engagement between India and the US after the new government took charge.
“US Secretary of State John Kerry will be visiting India for strategic dialogue with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj... John Kerry`s visit would set the agenda for the PM`s meet with (US President Barack) Obama in September,” Akbaruddin said.

“The PM will visit Washington later this year, effort will be made for enhancement of the relationship,” Akbaruddin added.
Kerry, who arrives in India today, would lead a high-powered delegation to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue.

Kerry, who will be in India for three days, would also meet PM Modi.

First Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:40
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