United States Hosts First Ever U.S.-India Dialogue on UN and Multilateral Issues

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 18, 2015

Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker hosted the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary Vikas Swarup at the Department of State for the U.S.-India Dialogue on UN and Multilateral Issues on February 18. This dialogue was an opportunity for the two nations to discuss a wide range of important issues.

Today’s discussions focused on international peace and security, peacekeeping operations, counter-piracy, the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the UN Human Rights Council, and other matters of mutual interest.

As stated in the U.S.-India Joint Statement issued during President Obama’s visit to India last month, both nations have pledged to continue to enhance cooperation across all areas of human endeavor to better the lives of their citizens and those of the global community. This dialogue was held in the spirit of the Delhi Declaration of Friendship, in which the United States and India vowed to hold regular consultations in multilateral forums.