Kerry seeks to revive energy talks with India

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Indian counterpart vowed Wednesday to try to revive energy talks postponed after the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.

Kerry met with Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on the margins of this week's Syrian peace talks in Montreux, Switzerland. The two agreed to try to reschedule a visit by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz that was canceled earlier this month after a diplomatic row over the arrest and strip search of Devyani Khobragade, who has been accused of visa fraud in connection with a babysitter's wages.

The two diplomats “discussed their shared commitment to moving the relationship forward and returning to close partnerships on strategic, security and economic issues,” a senior State Department official told reporters. “They agreed to work with their teams back at home to schedule the energy dialogue soon and to stay in close touch in the coming months.”

The energy partnership focuses on discussions about renewable, nuclear, and regional energy project ideas between the U.S. and India.

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