Clinton to visit India in April

By Arun Kumar, IANS
Thursday, January 27, 2011

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she looks forward to visiting India in April to advance the two nations’ efforts to forge an even stronger strategic partnership to promote a secure and stable world.

“I look forward to my visit to India in April to advance our efforts during the next session of our Strategic Dialogue,” she said in a message greeting India on its 62nd Republic Day Wednesday.

“I join President (Barack) Obama and the American people in congratulating the people of India as they celebrate the 62nd anniversary of Republic Day this January 26,” Clinton said.

The two nations, she said, were “bound together by mutual respect, shared values, and the freedoms enshrined in our constitutions”.

“Our people and governments are forging an even stronger strategic partnership to promote a secure and stable world, and support even greater cooperation on economic development, open government, and democratic values,” she said.

“The people of the United States and India - united by these shared values and commitment to a safer, more secure world-are working together to construct what President Obama has called an indispensable partnership for the 21st century,” Clinton said.

“I wish all Indians around the world continued peace and prosperity in the coming year.”

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