US diplomat to visit New Delhi to meet Khurshid and Mathai
A US diplomat would travel to India this week to hold the meetings with its external affairs minister and the foreign secretary on a series of bilateral and regional issues, US State department said.world Updated: Nov 24, 2012 09:27 IST
A US diplomat would travel to India this week to hold the meetings with its external affairs minister and the foreign secretary on a series of bilateral and regional issues, US State department said.
Wendy Sherman, US under secretary of state for political affairs visit along with two Central Asian Republics – Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic – begins November 24. The exact date of the trip has not been announced by the State Department.
In New Delhi, Sherman will meet with the external affairs minister Salman Khurshid and the foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai, government officials and civil society to discuss strategic partnership between the two countries.
"In her meetings with external affairs minister Salman Khurshid, foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai and other Indian officials, she will continue our consultations on areas of bilateral concern, including coordination on regional issues, counter-terrorism cooperation and deepening security and economic ties," the State Department said.
In Astana, Kazakhstan, the under secretary will deliver her speech at Eurasian University on US support for the New Silk Road vision, as well as meet with Kazakh officials to affirm America's strategic partnership with the Republic of Kazakhstan and underscore the importance we place on the government's stated commitment to greater openness and democracy, it said.
Whereas, in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Sherman will meet with government officials and parliamentarians, as well as representatives from civil society groups focused on democracy and good governance, the State Department announced.