India-US set agenda for talks

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New Delhi, May 25: India and United States on Monday May 25 firmed up on issues, including bilateral and regional issues, for the first Strategic Dialogue to be held in Washington on June 3.

The agenda for the dialogue was fine-tuned at a meeting between Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns .

From India External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will hold the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton marking a new chapter in the rapidly expanding and deepening ties between the two countries.

Ms. Rao and Mr. Burns reviewed , specifically, the progress made in the India-U.S. Strategic Dialogue announced on July 20,2009 during Ms. Clinton"s visit here.

In a statement issued by Ministry of External Affairs it said, “Intensified India-U.S. co-operation in the five focus areas of strategic cooperation, energy and climate change, education and development, economic trade and agriculture constituted their main agenda,".

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