Clinton to begin one-week trip to India, Thailand
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due to leave here Thursday for visits to India and Thailand, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly announced on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
During her foreign visit on July 17-23, Clinton will first arrive on Friday in Mumbai where she will meet with a broad cross section of Indian society, and pay tribute to the victims of the November terror attacks on the port city.
Clinton will visit New Delhi from on July 19-21, during which she will have talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna.
"The secretary and minister Krishna will discuss the structure and elements of an enhanced US-India strategic partnership that will enable us to advance solutions to the defining challenges of our time and to enhance global prosperity and stability in the 21st century," Kelly said in a statement.
Following her visit to India, Clinton will leave for Thailand for talks with "Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Foreign Minister Kasit Piromyato to underscore the importance of our alliance and our bilateral relationship."
She will also attend ASEAN talks in Phuket, Thailand on July 22- 23 before returning home on July 23.