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Clinton, Indian Foreign Minister Discuss Afghanistan, Pakistan

Indian Foreign Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna (left) with U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (file photo)
In Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian Foreign Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna have discussed regional issues with a focus on Afghanistan.

Clinton welcomed Indian efforts to help stabilize Afghanistan, noting New Delhi will host an investment conference for Afghanistan later this month.

Clinton pointed out that India has contributed $2 billion to help develop the New Silk Road Initiative aimed at boosting regional trade.

Clinton said she and Krishna also discussed efforts India and Pakistan are making to increase trade, investment, and travel between their two countries.