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"That's why President Obama (Barack) and I support India's inclusion as a member, a permanent member, of a reformed
and expanded United Nations Security Council," he said.
Kerry said he is looking forward to visiting some of "extraordinary historic sites" in New Delhi and excited to meet with
the next generation of Indian leaders.
He said it is safe to say that India-US collaboration has never been more important than it is today.
"As (the US) President Obama has said, the friendship between our two nations is one of the defining partnerships of the
21st century," Kerry said.
"Today, the US and India collaborate closely in almost every field of human endeavor. Together, we are tackling shared
challenges and making the most of new opportunities. From higher education to clean energy, from counter-terrorism
to space science, we are seizing new opportunities to work together, and in doing so, we're increasing the prosperity
and security of both of our peoples," he said.
He said the US and India share a strong and enduring commitment to Afghanistan's peace and prosperity.
"India is making important contributions through its reconstruction and development work. And we also welcome
India's leadership in the Asia-Pacific region," Kerry said.
This is the time for both the US and India to challenge themselves in order to reach higher, in order to strengthen the
bonds, and to realize the full potential of partnership, he said.
India, US agree to set up a new working group on climate change
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and US Secretary of State John Kerry
India and the United States have agreed to set up a new working group on climate change. US Secretary of State John Kerry said at a
briefing in New Delhi that the working group would "intensify efforts to find ways that we can bilaterally join together to address the
urgency of climate change".
India and the United States have agreed to set up a new working group on climate change. US Secretary of State, John
Kerry said at a briefing in New Delhi that the working group would "intensify efforts to find ways that we can bilaterally
join together to address the urgency of climate change".
The proposed working group will be co-ordinated by Kerry and India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. Kerry
said India and the US were collaborating on development efforts and "believe we can do so more on climate change".