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State Department to Host Third U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 11, 2012

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On June 13, the State Department will host the third annual session of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue 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. High-level officials from both governments will discuss issues of common concern and examine ways to leverage our broad people-to-people partnership for improving the quality of life for our respective citizens.

Secretary Clinton and Minister Krishna will give brief remarks at 10:30 A.M. at the State Department that are open to the press. They will also host a joint press availability at 1:30 P.M.

Pre set for 10:30 a.m. remarks:
Pre set for video cameras: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Pre-set for joint press availability:
Pre set for video cameras: 12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:10 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Both of these events will also be available via live webcast at www.state.gov.

Media inquiries for this event may be directed to:

Emily Horne, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, horneej@state.gov;

Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State, MediaRequests@state.gov.

For all open press events:

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. government-issued identification card (State Department, White House, Congress, Defense Department, Foreign Press Center); (2) a media-issued photo identity card; or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).



PRN: 2012/932



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