Senator McCain meets PM, conveys desire to expand India-US strategic partnership
The Times of India

NEW DELHI – India and the US on Thursday expressed a desire to revitalize their relationship and expand their strategic partnership.

US Senator John McCain met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed the keen desire in the US to work with him to revitalize the India-US strategic partnership, an official release said here.

He also conveyed the expectations in the US about a new momentum in India’s economic growth and all-round progress under the new government and wished the prime minister success in this endeavour.

Modi said he desired to further deepen and expand the strategic partnership, based on shared values of India and the US and interests, sensitivity to each other’s concerns and tangible progress across the full spectrum of bilateral relations.

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.

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