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India, US commit to move forward post Devyani case

Washington: Notwithstanding the “challenging” past few weeks for bilateral ties, India and the US have pledged to work on a broad range of issues including defence, counter-terrorism and civil nuclear cooperation.  US Deputy Secretary of
PTI January 15, 2014 17:43 IST
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Washington: Notwithstanding the “challenging” past few weeks for bilateral ties, India and the US have pledged to work on a broad range of issues including defence, counter-terrorism and civil nuclear cooperation.  

US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns hosted the new Indian Ambassador S Jaishankar for a productive lunch meeting yesterday at the State Department headquarters as they discussed the forward movement in ties post the Devyani Khobragade case.

During the meeting, the two diplomats affirmed their shared commitment to continue joint India-US work on issues such as clean energy and climate change, defence, economic and trade engagement, counter-terrorism, and civil nuclear development.

It is in this regard that the two discussed initial preparations for a range of upcoming bilateral meetings and exchanges.

“They agreed that the past several weeks have been challenging, and affirmed that we are both committed to moving forward to resume cooperation on the broad range of bilateral issues before us,” the State Department said.