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June 22, 2010

U.S., Indian Officials Discuss Economic Issues in Washington

Three weeks after the U.S. - India Strategic dialogue was held, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed trade, investment and economic issues with Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia. The Indian team travelled to the U.S. to participate in the U.S. - India CEO Forum, June 22. Beforehand they called on Secretary Clinton to discuss economic issues. 

The U.S. – India CEO Forum was created in July 2005 and last met on the margins of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s official state visit to the U.S. in November 2009.   The Forum is made up of 12 Indian and 12 U.S. CEOs. President Obama and Prime Minster Singh have tasked it with providing inputs and recommendations to enhance trade and investment between the two countries. It also gives U.S. and Indian CEOs the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest and submit action-oriented recommendations to both governments for consideration.

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