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Our governments have overcome decades of differences on a climate change policy: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed the efforts of India and the United States in cutting down the drastic effects of climate change.

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Opening the plenary session, Sushma Swaraj said, “I would urge the United States to join the International solar alliance as an active member.”

Thanking India, Kerry said, “Honoured to be back in Delhi and participate in the 2nd Strategic & Commercial Dialogue.”

“Our governments have overcome decades of differences on a climate change policy,” said Kerry at the Indo-US plenary session in New Delhi.

“We need to take care of aspirations and interests of our companies,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on bilateral trade ties at the Second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.

There is scope to do more in field of counter-terrorism, she said at the dialogue co-led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

John Kerry said, “This is the last time I have the privilege to lead this dialogue, but I’m very confident that we’ll continue to strengthen what President Obama has called “defining partnership of the 21st century”.

Talking about the bilateral ties, Kerry said, “I hope everyone here will take pride in everything we have accomplished in recent years.”

“We look forward to finalise a cyber framework that will help us protect from global cyber threats,” Kerry added.

“Our citizens are studying, living and earning their livelihood in each other’s countries like never before,” Swaraj said during the session.

“We look forward to finalise a cyber framework that will help us protect from new global cyber threats,” Mr. Kerry said.

Ms. Swaraj and Mr. Kerry led their respective sides at the dialogue to review the progress on decisions taken last time and identify new areas of cooperation.

India and the U.S. earlier on Tuesday began the economic phase of their Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, with Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman asking America Inc to join the Make in India initiative.

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