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Telephonic conversation between External Affairs Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and US Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Clinton

New Delhi
January 23, 2009

US Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, made a telephone call to External Affairs Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee today.

The call, which was to take place yesterday, could not materialize as the External Affairs Minister was away to Kabul and took place at 8.00 p.m. on January 23, 2009 (9.30 a.m. Washington time).

External Affairs Minister congratulated Secretary Clinton on her assumption of the office of US Secretary of State. 

Secretary Clinton expressed her desire to work together with EAM to take the relationship between India and the USA to a new level. 

Both Ministers agreed that they would like to further strengthen the excellent bilateral relationship between India and the USA. 

EAM conveyed his best wishes and invited Secretary Clinton to visit India at a mutually convenient date.