WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday stated that 'shared values, economic systems and diplomatic imperatives' have been consistently playing pivotal role in bringing both India and US closer. She has also said that the Indo-US ties have attained great heights in the past few years.
Clinton said, “As you can see from this week's strategic dialogue our ties has never been stronger. It is not just that we are the world's oldest and largest democracy it is that the strategic fundamentals of our relationship - the shared values, economic systems, our diplomatic imperatives – are drawing our interests into closer convergence into 21st century. We are working together like never before to build open free transparent and fair global economic system, to promote peace and prosperity in South Asia and the Asia pacific and to co-ordinate international responses to violent extremism and so much else.”
This statement was part of Clinton's address to the opening session of the India-US Higher Education Dialogue.
Today, Clinton is slated to co-chair the third India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna.
Meanwhile, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal stated that both the nations countries aim to lower the barriers of prejudice by developing opportunities for knowledge sharing for the students.
Sibal said, “This will help them realize that they have common interests and aspirations and that collaborative learning is both enriching and empowering. You (Clinton) rightly termed our relationship as a partnership of democracies destined to lead the 21st century. Nothing will be more invigorating for this partnership than bringing together our knowledge institutions.”