He observed that success of democratic countries and their cooperation will advance peace, stability and prosperity in the world and hoped for a forward looking, result-oriented visit to the US in September 2014 to take the relationship to a new level.
The two sides also discussed the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. The prime minister expressed concern over the increased threat of terrorism across the world and reiterated that the fight against terror should be a global priority for humanitarian forces.
Earlier on July 2 met McCain External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed ways to boost the bilateral relationship, as well as the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The meeting came on a day India summoned a top US diplomat to convey its serious concern over reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was among the parties which the US’ National Security Agency was authorized to spy upon. A scheduled media interaction with McCain outside the external affairs ministry did not take place. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said McCain and Sushma Swaraj discussed ways to take forward the bilateral relationship. “They discussed the situation in Afghanistan as well as in Iraq,” he said.