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Key US official Donald Lu to visit India next week

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New Delhi: The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu will lead a delegation to India from September 5-8 to deepen the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

According to a statement issued by the US Department of State, Lu will be joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Camille Dawson for a Quad Senior Officials Meeting and Department of Defense Assistant Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner for a US-India 2+2 Inter-sessional Meeting and Maritime Security Dialogue.

The delegation will meet with senior Indian officials to discuss ways in which the United States and India can expand our cooperation to support a free and open, connected, prosperous, resilient, and secure Indo-Pacific region where human rights are respected, the statement said.

Assistant Secretary Lu will also join an event under the US-India Alliance for Women’s Economic Empowerment with female entrepreneurs, an event aimed at increasing economic security through women’s meaningful participation in the workforce.

He will also engage in a roundtable discussion with senior business executives about how India can realise its full economic potential over the next 25 years to become a central hub in global supply chains.

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