Strong economic ties between the United States and India can create more job opportunities in both the countries and strengthen their economies, the White House has said.
“President believes that more effective collaboration between the two countries can improve the economy in both of our countries, create more jobs and promote economic surge. And I know that Prime Minister Modi shares those goals," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told media persons.
He said Obama has found Modi to be an effective interlocutor and partner in pursuing those goals.
"The President is happy about the progress that both countries have made over the first seven and a half years of his presidency, and we're going to spend the remaining five months or so here trying to do all we can to advance it even further," he said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker are headed to India next week.
This is likely to be the last major meeting between India and the outgoing Obama Administration.