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U.S. Hosts Strategic Dialogue Session with India
June 13, 2012
As Estonia continues to broaden its outreach with Asian partners and even looks to open an Embassy in India this coming Autumn, the United States also continues its engagement with Asia and India specifically by hosting the third annual session of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue today in Washington, D.C. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna will co-chair interagency delegations to discuss a broad range of bilateral issues, reflecting the breadth and depth of the strong partnership between the world’s oldest and the world’s largest democracies. Topics for discussion will include bilateral and regional economic engagement, public health, innovation, regional security and defense, agriculture, and women’s empowerment.
Speaking previously on the subject, Secretary Clinton said that, “[M]uch of the history of the 21st century will be written in Asia, and … much of the future of Asia will be shaped by decisions not only of the Indian Government in New Delhi, but of governments across India, and perhaps, most importantly, by the 1.3 billion people who live in this country. [The United States] ha[s] a great commitment to our government-to-government relations, but we have an even greater commitment to our people-to-people ones. And we view them as absolutely central to the partnership and friendship between our countries.”