Washington: Strong economic connection between the United States and India can create employment opportunities in both the countries & strengthen their economies, a vision shared by both President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Modi, the White House has said.
“The President trust that more effective cooperation between the two countries can upgrade the economy in both of our countries, create jobs and promote economic growth. And I know that Prime Minister Modi shares these goals,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters yesterday.
He said Obama has found Modi to be a practical interlocutor and partner in pursuing those goals.
“The President is pleased about the progress that we’ve frame over the first seven and a half years of his presidency, and we’re going to use the remaining five months or so here trying to do everything we can to advance it even further,” he said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry & the Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker are directed to India next week for the second Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD).
This is fairly to be the last major meeting between India and the outgoing Obama Administration.
During the equal days, Defence Minister of India Manohar Parrikar would be in the US for a meeting with his American counterpart, Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter.
Obama and Modi are likely to meet in China next month on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.
Although, No formal announcement has been built in this connection yet.
Earnest said Obama has devoted significant time & resources in strengthening the relationship between the United States and India.
“The President has visited India on two occasions, I believe, and all of those trips has been dedicated to strengthening the political relationship between the world’s two biggest democracies but also trying to strengthen further the economic ties between our two countries,” he said in response to a question.