Burns meets Rajnath

Burns meets Rajnath

Burns meets Rajnath

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns today wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi "great success" ahead and said America looks forward to a great partnership with India.

Burns, who is here to chalk out the path to the forthcoming Strategic Dialogue as well as Modi's meeting with American President Barack Obama, met with Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

"I met Union Home Minister to discuss bilateral issues, homeland security among others," he told reporters outside the Ministry.

Asked about US' earlier stand of not granting visa to Modi over the 2002 Gujarat riots, he said "we look forward to a great partnership and we wish Modi great success ahead".

Burns' visit is in advance of the Indo-US dialogue, to be chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her American counterpart John Kerry who will be here on July 31.

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