Washington: Close on the heels of a highly successful Indo-US Strategic Dialogue early this month, as many as five Union Ministers are scheduled to visit US next week to hold series of talks with their American counterparts.
"The visit of the five ministers, following closely on the inaugural meeting of the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington, underscores the energy and enthusiasm both sides attach to continuing our efforts to strengthen the US-India partnership across a wide range of sectors," State Department spokesman, P J Crowley said.
The US is hosting a high-level delegation of Indian ministers for a series of meetings at the end of this month, he said, adding that these are follow up to the Indo-US
Strategic Dialogue early this month, which were co-chaired by the External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
"Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma will be attending the US-India CEO Forum on June 22," Crowley said.
"Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad will be in Washington and Atlanta from June 23 to 25 for the US-India Health Dialogue," Crowley said.
Minister of State for Science and Technology, Prithviraj Chavan is scheduled to be in Washington on June 24 and 25 for the US-India Science and Technology Forum," Crowley said.