Clinton meets Manmohan Singh

July 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at his office in 7, Race Course Road here on Monday.

It is believed that discussion took place on terrorism, Pakistan and on ways to enhance bilateral relations.
Clinton was accompanied by US Ambassador-designate Timothy Roemer.

Later in the day, Clinton will meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at 5.30 p.m. and External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna at 6.30 p.m. at Hyderabad House.

The two sides are expected to sign a series of bilateral agreements after their discussions, including an “end-use monitoring” agreement to ease the sale of sophisticated US arms to New Delhi.

The top agenda of this evening’s meeting is the unveiling of the new strategic dialogue architecture, which will cover areas like non-proliferation, security, education, health and development.

The other highlight is the signing of an agreement to facilitate the launch of U.S. satellites and satellites with U.S. components on Indian launch vehicles.The new Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) to be signed will cover launches involving satellites owned by U.S. Government or academic institutions or by third country space agencies and universities which have U.S. equipment on board.

Another agreement on a framework for robust result-oriented cooperation in science and technology for collaborative research and its commercialization will also be signed between the two countries.

Clinton will address a press conference this evening. (ANI)

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