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Kolkata : India | May 06, 2012 at 8:46 AM PDT
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The U.S. diplomat, Hillary Clinton, today began a three-day official visit to India by the western city of Kolkata, where he arrived from neighboring Bangladesh. Clinton will be about 24 hours the old Calcutta, the third largest city in the South Asian nation with 14 million inhabitants and capital of West Bengal, an area of vigorous economic development.

The rest of Sunday was devoted to interact with a group of activists traffic people and visit the Victoria Memorial, a magnificent building built during the British Empire to perpetuate the memory of Queen Victoria, Empress of India. It is now a museum.

On Monday, the Foreign Ministry said India, will participate in a talk show and meet with the head of government of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, to promote business between the U.S. and territory, it provides nearly 20 percent of national GDP.

In Kolkata, Clinton will travel Monday afternoon to New Delhi, where shortly after arriving he will meet separately with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President of the ruling Progressive Alliance United, Sonia Gandhi.

The next day early morning meet with the Foreign Minister, SM Krishna, in order to set the agenda for the third round of strategic dialogue the United States, India, scheduled for next month in Washington. Clinton also plans to meet Sushma Swaraj, leader of the opposition and give a press conference shortly before returning to his own country at noon on Tuesday.

India is the third leg of an Asian tour that earlier took her to China (3 and May 4) and Bangladesh (5 and 6). In Beijing co-chaired with Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, the fourth round of Strategic and Economic Dialogue U.S.-China.

In Dhaka signed with his colleague Bangladeshi, Dipu Moni, a declaration on the will of both countries to promote trade and cooperation in various areas. In addition, U.S. Secretary of State met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed and other government representatives to review bilateral relations wide range of political, economic and security, said a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

silvertower is based in Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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