Press Statement
Ian Kelly
Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 14, 2009


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to India and Thailand July 17-23.

While in India, Secretary Clinton will meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and with External Affairs Minister Krishna. The Secretary and Minister Krishna will discuss the structure and elements of an enhanced U.S.-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.

The Secretary will arrive in Mumbai on July 17. She will meet with a broad cross section of Indian society in Mumbai and will remember the victims of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks. On July 19, Secretary Clinton will travel to New Delhi where she will have a full schedule of meetings with government officials, the leader of the opposition, entrepreneurs, scientists, and youth. The Secretary will leave New Delhi on July 21 for Thailand.

While in Thailand, Secretary Clinton will meet with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Foreign Minsiter Kasit Piromyato to underscore the importance of our alliance and our bilateral relationship and to share perspectives on common interests in the region. She will visit Bangkok July 21-22 and Phuket July 22-23. The Secretary will travel to Phuket to lead the U.S. delegation to the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference and ASEAN Regional Forum.

The Secretary returns to Washington, DC on July 23.



PRN: 2009/721