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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon to travel to China and India

WASHINGTON, DC – On October 21, 2011, National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon will travel to Beijing, China for meetings with Chinese leaders and policymakers, including Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo.  Mr. Donilon will discuss a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual concern. Mr. Donilon will then travel to India for meetings with Indian leaders including the National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon. Mr. Donilon and Indian leaders will review recent developments in the U.S.-India strategic partnership, and discuss ways to advance key elements of the relationship, including both countries’ participation in the upcoming East Asia Summit.  Mr. Donilon’s visit underscores this Administration’s commitment to growing U.S. leadership in Asia, and our work with emerging powers, such as China and India, as a core component of this commitment.