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Press Release - Ambassador Nirupama Rao calls on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Washington, DC

Ambassador Nirupama Rao called on the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this morning.

Secretary Clinton and Ambassador Rao discussed a broad range of bilateral and regional issues. Both recognised that there has been tremendous progress in strengthening the India-US global strategic partnership and they agreed to continue their efforts to further consolidate upon the progress made and work towards implementing the initiatives that had been taken in the last few years including in the area of civil nuclear cooperation. Secretary Clinton and Ambassador Rao also exchanged perspectives on regional issues of mutual interest including the situation in Afghanistan, and recent developments with regard to Iran and Myanmar.