US Secretary of State John Kerry calls Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj

During Kerry's call focus was on enhancing trade and economic ties to USD 500 billion.

By: Express News Service | Updated: May 29, 2014 10:21 am
During Kerry's call to Sushma, focus was on enhancing trade and economic ties to USD 500 billion. During Kerry’s call to Sushma, focus was on enhancing trade and economic ties to USD 500 billion.

In what many see as an attempt by the US to warm up to the Narendra Modi government, US Secretary of State John Kerry has called up External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

According to reports, the External Affairs Minister said that she discussed the issue of re-energising strategic partnership between the two countries.

During Kerry’s call, focus was on enhancing trade and economic ties to USD 500 billion.

Kerry called late on Wednesday night and was the first among the international leaders to call Swaraj, an MEA spokesperson said on Thursday.

Swaraj, on her part, emphasised on the importance India gives to strengthening the international partnership.

She also briefed Kerry on India’s engagement with the SAARC countries including Pakistan.

Both are looking forward to meeting each other, the spokesperson said.

This comes after US President Barack Obama congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a phone call and discussed Indo-US strategic partnership.

Obama had told Modi that the largest democracy in the world had given a decisive mandate. The US leader had also expressed the hope that under Modi’s leadership, India would play a significant role on the global stage.

The Obama Administration also said that Modi was welcome to visit the US.

(With PTI Inputs)

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        Tamil Nazi
        May 30, 2014 at 8:59 am
        500 billion dollars??? no we do not wanna pay for american gods and services.
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          Jun 1, 2014 at 6:03 am
          Americans are really good people, we have to learn business from them. Be with winners, makes you winner (Win-Win), In India middle cl people love to America. Economic ties to US is good for both nation. As Indian I'm welcome this.
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            Jun 2, 2014 at 8:37 am
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