Secretary of State John Kerry said at the event of Diwali celebrations hosted at the State Department for the first time, “The PM’s visit was a moment when Indians and Americans could get a real sense of what our two nations are able to accomplish together by working together”.
Kerry and the Indian Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, together lighted a traditional Diwali oil lamp.
India and the US had “worked hard to prove that we were, in fact, natural partners, “he said “We are two optimistic nations who believe that history doesn`t shape us, but that we have the power to shape history.”
Kerry said that, “It is an opportunity for us all, regardless of our own traditions, to renew a shared commitment to human dignity, compassion, and service. It`s an indication of how our mutual commitment to helps to define and to strengthen our two democracies.”