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Joint Press Statement on the sixth meeting of the Indo-US Global Issues Forum

New Delhi
April 24, 2008

The sixth meeting of the US-India Global Issues Forum was held on April 24, 2008 at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Foreign Secretary Shri Shivshankar Menon led the Indian delegation. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Paula J. Dobriansky led the U.S. delegation.

The two delegations engaged in productive discussions to strengthen cooperation on a range of global issues of common concern such as promotion of democracy and human rights, controlling avian flu and mitigating a future pandemic, accelerating polio eradication, addressing climate change, food security, cooperation in disaster management, protecting endangered wildlife and promoting science and technology cooperation.

The US-India Global Issues Forum, which convenes annually and alternates between New Delhi and Washington D.C., was first held in New Delhi in October 2002.