Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at the White House.  Ambassador Rice congratulated Foreign Secretary Jaishankar on his recent promotion to Foreign Secretary and affirmed that she looks forward to working with him to further advance the U.S.-India relationship.  They agreed to sustain the momentum generated by the President’s visit to India for Republic Day and to follow up on key issues, including implementation of civil nuclear cooperation and clean energy and climate cooperation.  They also exchanged views on regional events and agreed that the United States and India will engage in more frequent and deeper consultations on global and multilateral issues.