Clinton, Manmohan to discuss diplomatic issues

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Clinton, Manmohan to discuss diplomatic issues
Washington, Nov 20: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will discuss diplomatic issues in South Asia with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday, Nov 24, a top official said.

Speaking to reporters, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said, "The Secretary of State would discuss a range of bilateral, regional and global issue in a bi-lateral meet with the Prime Minister."

"She will want to talk about the State Department's role in Strategic Dialogue with India, so we will want to get into more detail on how we carry through with that. And a whole range of diplomatic issues," he said.

"I think that regional issues will be very important, particularly since the Secretary has just come back from Afghanistan, so they"ll want to talk about issues related to South Asia," Kelly said in response to a question.

The Prime Minister arrives in Washington Sunday, Nov 22 on a five-day visit as the First State Guest of the US President, Barack Obama.

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