Key US officials in India to firm up Obama visit agenda

New Delhi, Oct. 21 (ANI): US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert O. Blake are leading a delegation to India in advance of President Barack Obama's expected visit to India.

According to a US Embassy press release, the officials met with a wide range of senior Indian officials, including Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna and Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, as well as civil society and opinion leaders.

Discussions centered on President Obama's upcoming visit, as well as regional and multilateral issues that advance the U.S.-India bilateral relationship.

The embassy release said that Under Secretary Burns will travel to Kolkata to meet with West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan, and will pay homage at Mother Teresa's grave.

The delegation will depart India on October 22, the release said. (ANI)

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