Top US diplomat to visit India to discuss bilateral issues

Washington, Jun 25: A top American diplomat would visit India next week to discuss bilateral and global issues in support of the joint US-India efforts to sustain the rules- based global order, the State Department has said.

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will visit New Delhi and Kolkata from June 28 to July 1, the State Department said yesterday.


In addition to meeting his Indian counterparts, he will also meet with members of civil society including representatives of various religious communities, it said.

"While in New Delhi, the Under Secretary will meet with government leaders to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues in support of joint US-India efforts to sustain the rules-based global order," the State Department said. He will visit the Indian Foreign Service Institute to deliver remarks and meet with Indian diplomats.

In Kolkata, Shannon will meet with government officials and members of the US Consulate General. He will also chair a roundtable discussion with journalists at the American Center and visit several local cultural sites.


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