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Fourth meeting of Indo-US Global Issues Forum

New Delhi
February 1, 2006 

The fourth meeting of the Indo-US Global Issues Forum was held in New Delhi on February 1, 2006. The Indian side was led by Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and the US side by Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky.

After the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the United States in July 2005, the Global Issues Forum continues to be an important vehicle for dialogue on issues of global interest and for the development of joint projects which have broadened and deepened the US-India partnership. Our cooperation is based on shared values as longstanding democracies and global leaders. 

The Global Issues Forum, held prior to President Bush’s upcoming visit to India, focused on initiatives and enhanced international cooperation on several key areas including democracy and human rights promotion, health, environment, science and technology, humanitarian assistance and refugees, and combating trafficking in persons.