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US Vice President Joe Biden to visit India next month

June 24, 2013 19:12 IST

United States Vice President Joe Biden will travel to India next month, his first official visit after assuming the position in 2008.

"Vice President Biden will be visiting India in late July," US Secretary of State John Kerry announced at a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid Monday after co-chairing the 4th round of Indo-US strategic dialogue.

Biden's will be the highest level visit by an American official in last three years. US President Barack Obama had visited India in 2008.

Kerry also added, "Both of us (me and Khurshid) are particularly eager and committed to taking this relationship to new heights... It is one of the defining relationships of the 21st century."

Kerry said US special representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins will be here on Wednesday to brief the officials directly on the proposed talks with Taliban.

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