NSA Menon meets Hillary in Washington

Last Updated: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 13:08

Washington: National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has discussed bilateral and regional issues,
including the upcoming Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi, as he
met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and his American
counterpart Tom Donilon.

Menon arrived in Washington to review the
implementation of initiatives launched during the November
visit of US President Barack Obama to India.

Menon also discussed preparations for the upcoming
Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi.

In April, Clinton would lead a high-powered US
delegation to India.

The NSA first met Under Secretary of State for
Political Affairs William Burns. Thereafter, he met Clinton at
the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.

Later in the day, Menon met his American counterpart
Tom Donilon at the White House.

Menon`s visit to the US has been at the invitation of
Donilon.

The details of the meetings were not immediately
available.

"Our US-India Strategic Dialogue is premised on our
strong support for India’s role as an important actor on the
international stage," US State Department spokesman PJ
Crowley had said on Thursday ahead of the meeting.

He is scheduled to continue with his meetings today.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 13:08

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