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John Kerry heads for India to attend Vibrant Guj Summit

John Kerry heads for India to attend Vibrant Guj Summit
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday headed for India to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Summit during which he will address investors to boost economic ties and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss a broad range of bilateral and global issues, including climate change.

“The Secretary would be emphasising the importance and future potential of our economic partnership with India, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told PTI.

“Obviously the discussion would be on everything from continuing to do more economically and technologically, given that United States and India, we believe, can reach greater level of prosperity together than we would achieve alone,” she said about the agenda of Kerry’s visit, his first foreign
trip in 2015 and his second to India within six months.

The three-day Vibrant Gujarat Summit will begin on Sunday in Gandhinagar.

“He would also be reiterating throughout the trip, our shared commitment to address the challenge of climate change, promoting clean energy in the future. Prime Minister Modi has a strong track record in this regard,” she said, adding that the Obama administration sees this trip as a pivotal point in India-US relationship.

After a brief stopover in Munich for a rare private meeting with Oman’s ailing Sultan Qaboos the Sultan of Oman, Kerry leading a high-level US delegation, is scheduled to arrive in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Soon after his arrival, he is expected to visit the Gandhi Ashram, meet members of the civil society and visit the Ford plant, which is expected to open shortly.


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