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Briefing by the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs on the visit of US Assistant Secretary of State, Mr. Richard Boucher

New Delhi
April 7, 2006 

Richard Boucher, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia in the US State Department is currently on an official visit to India. 

- He has held talks on Indo-US bilateral relations with Dr. S. Jaishankar, Joint Secretary (AMS) in the Ministry of External Affairs. There was also an exchange on regional issues over lunch with Joint Secretaries heading the Northern, Eurasia, PAI and BSM Divisions. 

- The Assistant Secretary called on the Foreign Secretary and had an exchange of views on the current consideration of India-US nuclear cooperation in the US Congress. They also reviewed progress in other important areas of cooperation between the two countries as a follow-up to President Bush’s landmark visit to India in March this year.