India’s Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar visited Washington D.C. on 6-9 March 2016. The visit was aimed at reviewing the India-U.S. bilateral relations and preparing for India’s participation at the forthcoming Nuclear Security Summit later this month.
During his visit, Foreign Secretary had meetings with NSA Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon, Under Secretary of State Rose Gotteemoeller as well as other senior officials. The meetings focused on further consolidating bilateral relations in the year ahead and enhancing convergence on regional and global issues. In this context, both sides agreed to work for achieving concrete results in key areas of bilateral cooperation including defense, trade& investment and civil nuclear energy. Foreign Secretary also previewed with the U.S. interlocutors the 4th Nuclear Security Summit and India’s participation therein.
In the U. S. Congress, Foreign Secretary had meetings with Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain and Chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee Senator Richard Burr to exchange views on bilateral, regional and international issues.