Page 66 - IACC Newsletter August-September 2013 Issue 13

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In the News:
Remarks with Vice President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, DC
September 30, 2014
Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at a Luncheon in Honor of Indian Prime Minister Modi's Visit.
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Please be seated, everybody. Thank you very, very much. Good afternoon. We are sorry to be a few
minutes late, but the Prime Minister had the pleasure of going to the Martin Luther King Memorial as an off-schedule
event on the way over here, and we’re delighted that he was able to do that with the President. The President and he
went together, and it was a great trip. Thank you. (Applause.)
So Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to the State Department. And it’s my pleasure also to welcome a leader who’s been a
champion of the United States-India relationship for many years, going back to the 1970s and Indira Gandhi, and I’m
talking about the Vice President of the United States. I’m happy to welcome you here, Mr. Vice President. (Applause.)
Dr. Henry Kissinger, thank you for joining us today. Welcome home. (Applause.) As you all know, Dr. Kissinger has yet
another book, a new book out called “World Order.” And I recommend it to all of you. And just to give you an idea of
how insightful this book really is, people are actually reading the book before they look for their names in the index. So
it’s pretty significant. (Laughter.)