MPs visiting Washington, Boston.
By American Bazaar Staff
WASHINGTON, DC: A delegation of Indian parliamentarians that is visiting the United States met Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns met Monday.
According to a State Department press release, “Burns reviewed bilateral relations and regional priorities with the parliamentary group and welcomed the strong political support from across the political spectrum in the United States and in India for advancing U.S.-India relations.”
The parliamentarians who met Burns are Baijayant Panda (Biju Janata Dal), Supriya Sule (Nationalist Congress Party), Bhakta Charan Das ( Indian National Congress), Uday Singh (Bharatiya Janata Party), Partap Singh Bajwa (Indian National Congress), Manicka Tagore (Indian National Congress) and Prem Das Rai (Sikkim Democratic Party).
The visiting MPs are members of the India-U.S. Forum of Parliamentarians, which was created 12 years ago along the lines of various caucuses in U.S. Congress. The Forum is supported by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), which is also sponsoring the current weeklong trip.
Also, on Monday, the parliamentarians attended a discussion on U.S.-India relations at the Heritage Foundation where Panda, Sule and Uday Singh spoke about various aspects of the bilateral relations.
Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) also spoke at the Heritage Forum.
The delegation, which arrived Sunday, will be visiting Boston, besides Washington.
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