India, US to take health, education cooperation forward, says envoy

November 30th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): The United States and India are confident about taking bilateral cooperation in the fields of health and education forward, said US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer.

“President Obama and Prime Minister Singh reaffirmed our nations’ commitment to reduce the scourge of polio and fight the spread of global disease threats. We will implement a joint Global Disease Detection Program, with a new regional centre in India, to enhance detection of new threats and better respond to pandemic disease,” said Roemer in his opening statement during a press conference here this afternoon.

“In the field of education, The Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative will strengthen educational collaboration between American and Indian universities through increased university linkages and junior faculty development. We are also substantially expanding the Fulbright-Nehru fellowship program, a catalyst to the exchange of ideas and innovative thought that has helped our great countries become what they are today,” he added. (ANI)

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