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PRESS RELEASE - Ambassador Nirupama Rao meets Senator Ron Wyden

Washington, DC

Ambassador Nirupama Rao met United States Senator Ron Wyden on April 19, 2012 at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.  Senator Wyden, who is the senior Senator representing the state of Oregon in the United States Senate, is a member of several important Senate Committees, including the Select Committee on Intelligence; Energy and Natural Resources Committee; the Finance Committee; and the Budget Committee.  He is also a member of the Senate India Caucus. He visited India on an official visit earlier this month.

During the meeting, Senator Wyden informed Ambassador about his recent visit to India, and described his discussions with Government of India officials on a range of issues of common interest, as very useful. He noted with satisfaction the multifaceted cooperation between the India and the United States.  He expressed his keen interest in developing closer relations between the state of Oregon and India, particularly in the field of economic, trade and people-to-people relations.

Ambassador Rao and Senator Wyden also discussed the situation in India’s neighbourhood, and in the region, and highlighted the commitment on both sides to promote India-U.S. strategic partnership, building on their shared values and converging interests.