New Delhi: Speaking at the plenary session of the 2nd Strategic and Commercial Dialogue on Tuesday in New Delhi, US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was honoured to be back in India and said, “I hope everyone here will take pride in everything we have accomplished in recent years. We look forward to finalise a cyber framework that will help us protect from global cyber threats.”
“Our collaboration in battling climate change is significant, grateful to India, particularly for offering leadership for same in Paris. We are working to bring new technologies to help India meet its ambitious renewable energy targets.”
Speaking at the session with US Secretary of State John Kerry in New Delhi, Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “I would urge the United States to join the International solar alliance as an active member.”
“Our citizens are studying, living and earning their livelihood in each others countries like never before. I hope that you will treat the issue of India’s membership of APEC forum positively,” Sushma said.
“We hope the next US administration will continue to support the Paris agreement with the same seriousness and purpose as you have done,” Sushma added.
Adding to that the US Secretary of State said, “But I’m very confident that we’ll continue to strengthen what President Barack Obama has called “defining partnership of the 21st century. We hope to see our civil nuclear co-op take shape in form of new reactors that deliver reliable electricity to Indian households.”
“This is the last time I have the privilege to lead this dialogue,” John Kerry added.
The ‘strategic and commercial dialogue’ was launched by US President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi last year.