US Vice president joe Biden to come India next month

New Delhi: US Vice President Joe Biden will visit India next month, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.

Addressing the media along with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid after the fourth round of India-US Strategic Dialogue, Kerry said India and the US were “powerful economies” and were poised to “set a new standard for cooperation”.
Kerry added that the two sides have discussed cooperation and procurement issues in defence, particularly co-production, apart from cooperation in agriculture and health sectors.

He said the US took up “impediments” to foreign investment with India and was reassured that steps will be taken to address concerns. Referring to trade, Kerry said the two sides can do better.

He said he had invited Khurshid to the US and the dates of visit were being worked out.

India and the US held the fourth edition of the India-US Strategic Dialogue on Monday.

The India-US Strategic Dialogue, inaugurated in 2009, is a forum to discuss the full range of US-India cooperation on bilateral and regional issues, reflecting the strong strategic partnership between the two countries.

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