We’re aboard the Secretary’s plane on the long flight to India. Many on the flight are already asleep, taking the opportunity to get some shuteye before the busy schedule in the days to come. Following her visit to India, Secretary Clinton will travel to Thailand to lead the U.S. delegation to the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum Foreign Ministers’ Conference and the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference.
While in India, Secretary Clinton will meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and with External Affairs Minister Krishna. The Secretary and Minister Krishna will discuss the structure of an enhanced U.S.-India strategic partnership . We hope this partnership will enable us to advance solutions to the defining challenges of our time, and to enhance global prosperity and stability in the 21st century. This will be a major step forward in advancing the partnership between the largest and oldest democracies to date.
Secretary Clinton will also meet with a broad cross - section of Indian society in Mumbai and will remember the victims of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks. She will then travel to New Delhi where she will have a full schedule of meetings with government officials, the leader of the opposition, entrepreneurs, scientists, and youth.
On Tuesday, July 21 Secretary Clinton will then travel to Thailand to meet with Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Foreign Minsiter Kasit Piromyato to underscore the importance of our alliance and our bilateral relationship and to share perspectives on common interests in the region.
Along the way, you will be hearing from State Department employees who have worked on various aspects of the Secretary’s trip. You may also follow her travels via the Secretary’s interactive travel map on state.gov featuring her latest video, photos, and remarks. As you follow along, feel free to text the Secretary questions about her travel. We look forward to hearing from you and stay tuned to DipNote for more information.