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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 1, 2006


Under Secretary Burns to Travel to Belgium and India

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns will visit Brussels December 4-5 to take part in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial. He will then travel to India for a December 6-9 visit to New Delhi for the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue and bilateral discussions.

In Brussels, Under Secretary Burns will join representatives of the other 55 participating states to review the world's largest regional security organization's efforts to support human rights and stability in Europe and Eurasia. Democracy promotion, election monitoring, arms control and conflict resolution are among the issues on the ministerial agenda, and Under Secretary Burns will deliver a speech on December 4 to the members laying out U.S. priorities and our strong support for the organization.

Under Secretary Burns will then travel to New Delhi, India where he will meet with Foreign Secretary Menon and other senior officials, to discuss bilateral and regional issues including the U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation initiative, defense cooperation, and trade and investment relations.

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