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Rocca holds 'regional dialogue' with officials

By Our Diplomatic Correspondent

NEW DELHI, FEB. 13. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, Christina Rocca, met senior External Affairs Ministry officials here today as part of the India-U.S. "regional dialogue," a Ministry statement said.

Apart from calling on the Foreign Secretary, Shashank, and the Deputy to the National Security Adviser, Satish Chandra, Ms. Rocca met the joint secretaries dealing with the U.S., Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as Nepal and Bhutan.

"The India-U.S. regional dialogue is one of the elements of the institutionalised political and strategic dialogue between the two countries to share perspectives and harmonise approaches on issues of mutual concern in India's extended neighbourhood. The dialogue symbolises the continuing transformation in India-U.S. relations," the statement said.

"In the context of the Next Steps on Strategic Partnership that had been announced by the Prime Minister [Atal Bihari] Vajpayee and the President [George W.] Bush on January 12-13, 2004, the two sides reiterated their commitment to speedy progress on this subject," the statement added.

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