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Briefing Points by MEA Official Spokesperson on the visit of US Assistant Secretary of State Mr. Richard Boucher

New Delhi
August 7, 2006 

- Joint Secretary (Americas) and Assistant Secretary Richard Boucher held their regular consultations on 7th August 2006. Their discussions included a review of the follow up action to the 2 March 2006 and 18 July 2005 Joint Statements. They noted that considerable progress has been made on economic, trade, agriculture, energy, S&T and defence cooperation areas outlined in those statements. Views were also exchanged on regional issues of mutual concern.

- Assistant Secretary Boucher also had a meeting with Joint Secretary (Eurasia). He will be calling on Foreign Secretary later in the afternoon.