New Delhi [India], Aug. 30 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan here. Kerry, who is presently in New Delhi to attend the second Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, will along with U.S.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker co-chair the US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in the national capital later today.
The duo will be joined by Swaraj and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with officials from both sides.
Bilateral trade and investment related matters are likely to be discussed between Sitharaman and her U.S.
counterpart Pritzker. The US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue is the signature mechanism for advancing shared priorities of generating sustainable economic growth, creating jobs, improving the business and investment climate, enhancing livelihoods and sustaining the rules-based global order between both the nations.
This Dialogue was elevated into a Strategic and Commercial Dialogue during the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to India in January 2015. The first US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue was held on September 22 last year in the U.S..