Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:09:20 GMT | By IANS

Shared values converging India-US interests: Clinton

Washington: India and US Tuesday began their annual higher education dialogue here with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noting that India-US ties "have never been stronger" saying their shared values were leading to a convergence of interests.


Shared values converging India-US interests: Clinton

"The strategic fundamentals of our relationship - our shared values, our economic systems, our diplomatic imperatives - are drawing our interests into closer convergence in the 21st century," she said opening the dialogue she is co-chairing with Indian Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal.

"And that means we are working together like never before to build an open, free, transparent, and fair global economic system, to promote peace and prosperity in South Asia and the Asia-Pacific, to coordinate international responses to violent extremism, and so much else."

Both the United States and India believe that extending the benefits of higher education to as many people as possible is not only the right thing to do, but it is the smart thing as well, to help better equip our people to compete in today's global economy, Clinton said.

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