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US: Envoy Ronen Sen meets Senator Cornyn

January 15, 2009 10:46 IST

Indian Ambassador to the US, Ronen Sen met influential American Senator John Cornyn in Washington to discuss the two countries' "shared fight" against terrorism.

"At the top of our agenda was the recent horrific terrorist attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai and our nations' shared fight against radical extremists," Senator Cornyn, who is also the co-founder of the Senate India Caucus, said in a statement after the meeting yesterday.

Cornyn offered condolences for the people who were killed in the Mumbai attacks.

"We discussed our mutual commitment to confronting the very real threat of terrorism and ways in which we might protect innocent lives from being taken in the future as a result of radical jihadists," the Senator said.

During the meeting, Senator Cornyn reaffirmed his strong support for India and the critical importance of a strong friendship between the two countries.

Senator Cornyn serves on the Armed Services, Judiciary and Budget Committees of the US Senate. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee's Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee and the Armed Services Committee's Airland subcommittee.  

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