US diplomats to visit India for US-India-Japan summit

Two top American diplomats would visit India later this week to participate in the sixth round of US-India-Japan trilateral meeting.

PTI| Updated: Dec 17, 2014, 05:15 AM IST

Washington: Two top American diplomats would visit India later this week to participate in the sixth round of US-India-Japan trilateral meeting.

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Nisha Desai Biswal and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will be visiting India for the meeting, an official statement said today.

During her India visit from December 18 to 20, Biswal would meet with the Indian government officials to discuss the full range of bilateral and regional issues, the State Department said.

The meeting comes a month ahead of US President Barack Obama's India visit as the chief guest of the Republic Day Parade on January 26.

Biswal would participate in the sixth trilateral dialogue with the governments of India and Japan and the seventh session of the bilateral US-India East Asia Consultations.

She and Russel will be joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Atul Keshap and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Dr Amy Searight, the statement said.