Photo of the Week: Secretary Clinton Visits Kolkata

May 11, 2012
Secretary Clinton Signs Guestbook at Victoria Memorial Hall in India

This week's "Photo of the Week" shows U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's signature in the guestbook at the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, India, on May 6, 2012. Secretary Clinton visited Kolkata during her recent travel to China, Bangladesh, and India.

While in India, Secretary Clinton also met with Indian External Affairs Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna in New Delhi, where she said, "It's always a pleasure to be back in Delhi and to reaffirm what President Obama has called one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century. The United States and India are two great democracies with common values and increasingly convergent interests."

Secretary Clinton and Minister Krishna will co-host the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2012. Secretary Clinton said, "...We look forward to a productive Strategic Dialogue in June in Washington, D.C., not only to showcase the extraordinary progress in our engagement, but also outline how we intend to take our strategic partnership to a new level."

Today at 9:00 a.m. (EDT), Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake will host a Facebook chat to answer your questions about the Secretary's trip to Bangladesh and India. You can submit your question at any time by commenting on their Facebook page.

You can view more photographs from the Secretary's visit to India on the State Department's Flickr photostream.



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May 11, 2012

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