He outlined his vision for India and for the partnership between the world's two largest democracies in addressing global challenges, promoting peace and stability in the world and supporting India`s own economic transformation.
Modi also highlighted the opportunities for partnership in trade, investment, clean energy, innovation, education, skill development, agro-processing, youth empowerment, among others, the statement said. The prime minister also emphasized the need for developed countries to understand the challenges of poverty in developing countries and their governments' responsibilities in addressing them, when discussions take place in international fora.
He discussed the regional situation, including India's engagement in the Asia Pacific region; the commitment to bring South Asia together in a united effort to promote regional economic development; India`s commitment to continue its support to Afghanistan; and, the need to confront terrorism on the principles of "zero tolerance" for terrorism and eschewing a selective approach to terrorism, said the statement. Modi thanked Kerry and Pritzker for visiting India, although it was the US' turn to host the Strategic Dialogue; conveyed his appreciation for President Obama's thoughtful and detailed letter; and, asked both sides to prepare for concrete outcomes during the Summit to take the relationship to an entirely new level, on the basis of vision, strategy and action plan, the statement said.