The United States State Department has announced that Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will travel to India on December 10, 2011 for a series of meetings with senior government officials.

In New Delhi Mr. Burns will aim to discuss “a broad range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, underscoring the continued growth in the strategic partnership,” the Department said in a statement.

It further noted that he would travel to Mumbai as well, where he will meet with business leaders and join Consulate General employees for a ribbon-cutting at the American Consulate General’s new facility.

On December 13, 2011, Mr. Burns will depart India for several Southeast Asian destinations including, Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur.

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