Kerry, Indian diplomat meet after diplomatic row

AP News
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 12:06 PM

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Indian counterpart have met in person for the first time since a spat over the New York City arrest of an Indian diplomat badly soured relations between the countries.

A senior State Department official said Kerry and Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid met briefly Wednesday on the sidelines of an international conference on Syria in Montreux, Switzerland, and committed to repairing ties damaged by the incident. The official said they "discussed their shared commitment to moving the relationship forward and returning to close partnerships on strategic, security and economic issues."

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because this person wasn't authorized to describe the meeting by name. The official said the two agreed to reschedule a postponed high-level energy dialogue.