"Deputy Secretary (of State William) Burns and NSA Menon discussed plans for Prime Minister Singh's upcoming visit to Washington, and affirmed our mutual commitment to continuing progress on civil-nuclear cooperation, regional security, economic cooperation, and combating climate change," a State Department spokesperson said.

Menon met Burns on Friday and has held a series of meetings with other senior officials of the US Government in the White House and the Pentagon, during which he held consultations on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues.

Prime Minister Singh is expected to undertake a six-day visit to the US from September 20, during which he will have a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington besides attending the UN General Assembly in New York.

(Agencies)

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