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Sushma Swaraj, John Kerry To Co-Chair India-US Dialogue Today
Sushma Swaraj, John Kerry To Co-Chair India-US Dialogue Today

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry will lead their respective sides at the 2nd India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue here later on Tuesday to review the progress on decisions taken last time and identify new areas of cooperation.

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Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her US counterpart Penny Pritzker will be the co-chairs. The duo will also preside over the India-US CEO Forum, that has Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry and Honeywell Chairman Dave Cote as the co-chairs.

Calling the dialogue the most comprehensive mechanism for engagement between the two countries, India’s External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the co-chairs will be also have an interaction with a high-level, inter-agency delegation from both sides.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama had decided in 2015 to elevate the then India-US engagement into a Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, reflecting the significance of the trade and economic ties between the two sides.