Ministry of External Affairs held a press briefing on PM Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Barack Obama. An important India-US Joint Statement 'The United States and India: Enduring Global Partners in the 21st Century' was released following the meeting with PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.
The India-US Joint Statement covers important topics of India's relations with USA, including clean energy, defence, security and trade.
The Statement reaffirms the joint commitment of India and the US to stand together against terrorism and violent extremism. We want to deepen cooperation in science, technology, health and boost people-to-people ties. This has been addressed in the Joint Statement.
The key aspects of joint statement are listed below:
US intends pursuing ISA membership. Both to jointly launch ISA's 3rd initiative focusing on off-grid solar for energy access. Both the nations announced a package of initiatives for clean energy finance including creation of $20 million US-India Clean Energy Finance initiative.
Nuclear Suppliers' Group:
Vision for Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean Region:
Leaders applauded completion of roadmap for cooperation under 2015 US-India joint strategic vision for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region.
India and US to redouble efforts, bilaterally and with like-minded nations to bring to justice perpetrators of terrorism and infrastructure that supports them.
#IndiaUSA boost coop'n against extremist grps such as Al-Qa'ida, Da'esh/ISIL,JeM,LeT, D Company + affiliates & on UN terrorist designations— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 7, 2016
Both the countries are to sing a pact on sharing of terrorist screening information, call for Pakistan to bring to justice perpetrators of 26/11 and Pathankot attacks.
Both the countries will deepen economic and trade ties for shared prosperity. Mutual support will be extended for sustainable and inclusive growth and job creation. Both nations will help in the fields of providing skill training and encouraging innovation.
People to people connect:
Giving a fillip to #IndiaUSA ppl-2-ppl contact, economic & tech partnership: leaders welcomed MOU for development of Global Entry Program— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 7, 2016
Support for UNSC:
Both the leaders reaffirmed support for a reformed United Nations Security Council (UNSC) with India as permanent member and for addressing global development and security challenges.
The full text of India and US Joint Statement issued during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit of the US can read here.