Agencies, New Delhi
The United States has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan ‘Sabka Haath, Sabka Vikas’ as a ‘’great vision’’ and said Washington would approach the Modi government in a way both the countries could be indispensable partners in the 21st century.
The remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry indicate a positive mood in Washington ahead of Mr Modi’s upcoming visit to the US in September.
‘’The new Indian Government’s plan ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (together with all, development for all) – that’s a concept, a vision that we want to support. We believe it’s a great vision,’’ the Secretary of State said in Washington in an address, a copy of which was issued by the US embassy here today.
‘’The United States and India can and should be indispensable partners for the 21st century, and that is, I assure you, the way we approach the Modi government…,’’ Mr Kerry said.
Mr Kerry who will be here tomorrow for two days of Strategic Dialogue, said now was the time to renew that dialogue with a new government, with a new set of opportunities, new possibilities.
‘’This is a potentially transformative moment in our partnership with India, and we’re determined to deliver on the strategic and historic opportunities that we can create together.
He was speaking at the Center for American Progress’ on India : 2020 Program.