US secretary of state John Kerry will visit India and Bangladesh next week to discuss closer cooperation with Dhaka on global issues and co-chair strategic and commercial talks in New Delhi, the State Department said on Wednesday.
Kerry will be in New Delhi August 29-31 to co-chair the regular US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue with other senior officials from both countries.
He and US commerce secretary Penny Pritzker will meet with Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as well as other officials from both sides.
The Strategic and Commercial Dialogue is the main bilateral forum for advancing shared security and economic priorities of the United States and India, the State Department said.
Kerry will travel to Dhaka on August 29 to meet with government officials to discuss growing US-Bangladesh cooperation on international issues and to talk about development, security and human rights, it said.