The two countries agreed to give renewed focus on cooperation in agriculture and take immediate steps for renewing the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in 2010 at the earliest possible with inclusion of new areas in the light of changing requirements and circumstances, it said. "Special emphasis was laid for transforming the structure of the cooperation vis-a-vis the current scenario requiring necessary changes as enshrined in the cooperation agreement signed in 2010," it added.
According to the Ministry's statement, the U.S. and India also decided to amicably resolve sanitary and phytosanitary issues between the two countries for enhanced bilateral trade.
The U.S. Ambassador put on record his appreciation of the work done by government of India and United States Agency for International Development ( USAID) for the Agriculture Food Security Programme, it added.