Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu will lead a U.S. delegation to India September 5-8 to deepen the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership. Assistant Secretary Lu will be joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Camille Dawson for a Quad Senior Officials Meeting and Department of Defense Assistant Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner for a U.S.-India 2+2 Intersessional Meeting and Maritime Security Dialogue.
The delegation will meet with senior Indian officials to discuss ways in which the United States and India can expand our cooperation to support a free and open, connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure Indo-Pacific region where human rights are respected. Assistant Secretary Lu will also join an event under the U.S.-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment with female entrepreneurs, an event aimed at increasing economic security through women’s meaningful participation in the workforce. He will also engage in a roundtable discussion with senior business executives about how India can realize its full economic potential over the next 25 years to become a central hub in global supply chains.