Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, issued the following statement previewing the third U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue.
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Co-Chairman of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, issued the following statement previewing the third U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, an annual meeting to discuss important bilateral issues:
"This third Strategic Dialogue reminds us of the deep ties that bind the U.S. and India. There is much work to be done to ensure that the U.S. and India are moving forward together. We can't take progress for granted.
"We should build on success, particularly on counterterrorism cooperation and cyber security, and set aggressive goals. Let’s challenge each other to see how much progress can be made, because we share common and very serious threats.
"As the current chair of the House India Caucus - active since its beginning - I have worked to strengthen the relationship between Washington and Delhi for years. This Dialogue should keep the momentum going.
"With any relationship, there are challenges. How quick you can bounce back and stay on course proves the strength of the relationship. Market access issues and regulatory hurdles are too common. We need to tackle these commercial challenges before they become a serious distraction.
"This high-level attention given to India solidifies its place in the upper tier of U.S. partnerships."