`Obama`s visit would strengthen Indo-US ties`

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US is laying the foundation for an "indispensable partnership" with the country and this effort would be bolstered during President Barack Obama`s November visit.

Washington: Identifying India as a major
emerging power, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said
the US is laying the foundation for an "indispensable
partnership" with the country and this effort would be
bolstered during President Barack Obama`s November visit.

"We are laying the foundation for an indispensable
partnership," Clinton said in her major foreign policy speech
at the Council on Foreign Relations a Washington-based
think-tank.

She identified India as a major emerging power along
with China, Brazil and Turkey and said Obama`s India visit in
November would further strengthen the relationship between the
two countries.

Obama is scheduled to visit India in November this
year to take the bilateral relationship between the US and
India to new heights. The US President had been saying that he
was looking forward to his India visit.

In her speech, Clinton said it is a moment for the
United States at the international stage and it is for the US
to seize the moment.

"We will seize this new moment of opportunity this new
American Moment. We are a nation that has always believed we
have the power to shape our own destiny, to cut a new and
better path," she said.

Clinton asserted that the US would lead the world in
the 21st century.

"We are advancing America`s interests and making
progress on some of our most pressing challenges. Today we can
say with confidence that this model of American leadership
works, and that it offers our best hope in a dangerous world,"
she said.

"Today, more than ever, our ability to exercise global
leadership depends on building a strong foundation at home,"
Clinton said.

PTI

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