WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US and India are eager to move forward with high-level dialogues and exchanges soon to further their “indispensable” partnership, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday, as he extended Republic Day greeting to Indians. Kerry, who met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in Swiss city Montreauex, sought to end the row over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade as the two leaders committed to move forward bilateral ties.
“Khurshid and I affirmed that we are eager to move forward with our high-level dialogues and exchanges soon, and that our countries remain firmly committed to the indispensable US-India partnership,” Kerry said. “I’ll never forget my first visit to India nearly 20 years ago on a United States Senate Congressional trade delegation. The dynamism I saw then continues today. India is a country on the move,” Kerry said. “Beneath all the changes – and what really binds our nations and our peoples together –is our shared commitment to a strong and vibrant democratic heritage,” he said. (PTI)