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Press Release on the meeting of External Affairs Minister Mr. S.M. Krishna with US Secretary of State Ms. Hillary Clinton

New York
September 25, 2009

EAM met Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, this evening on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The two Ministers reaffirmed that they attached high importance to the strategic partnership that was based on shared values and common interests. Secretary Clinton conveyed that the US regarded India as one of most important partner. 

EAM and Secretary Clinton reviewed the progress in bilateral relations since the visit of Secretary to India in July this year. In this context they noted that Home Minister’s visit early this month had laid the foundation for furthering cooperation in counter-terrorism cooperation and intelligence exchange. They agreed that PM’s visit in November this year, which will be the first state visit for the US, will help in further strengthening and broadening the bilateral relationship.

The two ministers also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest including the security situation in South Asia.