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William Burns meets Advani

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): US Under Secretary of State William Burns met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani here today.

On Wednesday, Burns said that the United States of America considers India as a major foreign policy priority.

Talking to media after meeting External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Wednesday, Burns said that the U.S President Barack Obama sent him with a personal message highlighting India as a crucial strategic partner for the United States.

Burns also said that both the US and India have come a long way since the signing of the civil nuclear deal and would do a lot more together.Burns is expected to meet National Security Adviser MK Narayanan and discuss various security issues and intelligence cooperation between the two countries.

Burns’ four-day visit to India is the first by any senior US official since re-election of the Dr. Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance Government at the Centre in the country.

The current visit of Burns is being viewed as a preparation for the planned visit of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July. (ANI)

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