Education and Development
On July 31, 2014 Secretary Kerry co-chaired the fifth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue with the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Secretary Kerry was accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and officials from other U.S. agencies including the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and NASA. Discussions of bilateral and regional issues included U.S.-India economic ties, counterterrorism efforts, regional security initiatives, people-to-people ties, and other facets of the strategic partnership. It was the first U.S. cabinet-level visit to New Delhi since the new Indian Government was elected, and it underscored the strategic importance of the U.S.-India relationship.
Education and Development working groups will enhance our partnership in education and initiate discussions about women's' empowerment. Here are some of the activities between the two governments that are advancing education and development cooperation.
U.S.-India Joint Statement साँझा प्रयास - सबका विकास” – “Shared Effort; Progress for All” January 25, 2015
Noting the importance of ongoing cooperation in higher education, the President and Prime Minister welcomed ongoing efforts to extend a knowledge partnership for supporting the Indian Institute of Technology at Gandhinagar through USAID.
Both the sides affirmed the importance of ongoing community college collaborations to meet Prime Minister Modi’s national skills development goals.