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Talbott's meeting with Jaswant Singh

July 20, 1998 

The Following is the text of a press release issued in New Delhi on July 20, 1998.

 Mr. Strobe Talbott, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and Mr. Jaswant Singh,
  Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, continued their constructive discussions on
  security, disarmament and non-proliferation matters today. They also exchanged
  strategic perspectives on regional and international developments. The discussions
  were marked by a spirit of working together to find common ground and to narrow
  gaps in their governments' respective perceptions. The discussions will continue in
  the latter part of August in Washington.

     Mr. Talbott and his delegation comprising:

     1. General Joseph Ralston, Vice Chairman, JCS
     2. Ambassador Richard Celeste
     3. Mr. Karl Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary
     4. Mr. Bruce Reidel, National Security Council
     5. Mr. Robert Einhom
     6. Mr. Matthew Daley

 will be calling on the Prime Minister, later today.