Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Indian National Security Advisor Doval

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 30, 2016

The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby:

Secretary Kerry welcomed National Security Advisor Doval to Washington, D.C. for the Nuclear Security Summit, which will take place March 31 and April 1, 2016.

In their meeting this afternoon, the Secretary noted that as the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the United States and India are global partners that share a wide-ranging convergence of interests and values.  Secretary Kerry commended India for its leadership on clean energy and reducing carbon emissions, as well as its improving resilience in the face of climate change.  They also discussed the importance of dealing more effectively with illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.

The Secretary noted that the U.S.-India civil nuclear partnership should further bolster India’s energy security and our strong economic relationship.  And they discussed ways to increase diplomatic cooperation on a range of regional and global issues, to include counter-terrorism efforts.