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'US, India think alike about Nepal'

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs talked about Nepal with India's Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran.

india Updated: May 27, 2006 11:49 IST

The Bush Administration has said that the United States and India are of the "same mind" on several issues pertaining to Nepal whether it has to do with political process and democracy in the Himalayan kingdom or in the role of the Maoists in that country.

State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters that the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns talked about Nepal with India's Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran in their latest round of meeting in London.

"... Both the US And India, agreed that they were going to support this new government and their efforts to strengthen Nepalese democracy. They were also going to call upon the Maoists to cease violent activity and to work to become part of the political process, a peaceful political process" he said replying to a query.

"So I think that really India and the US Are of the same mind on this issue," McCormack added.