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[liberationtech] US seeks India role in Egypt elections

James S. Tyre jstyre at
Sun Feb 13 19:16:35 PST 2011

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US seeks India role in Egypt elections
Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN, Feb 14, 2011, 01.50am IST
WASHINGTON: A possible Indian role in any upcoming elections in Egypt given New Delhi's expertise with ballots was the
unexpected subject of conversation over the weekend between external affairs minister SM Krishna and US secretary of
state Hillary Clinton.

In a phone call initiated by Krishna, mainly to raise the Tri-Valley students issue, Hillary Clinton first mentioned the
Egypt developments, noting that Washington and New Delhi were almost consonant in their approach of wanting a peaceful
transition. She then wondered if India could be associated with helping the Egyptian electoral process given its
experience and expertise in conducting elections, according to sources.

Krishna told the secretary that India would be ready and willing depending on the approach Egypt and other friendly
countries made on this matter over the next few weeks. New Delhi has a long association with Cairo and is generally
looked at favorable in Egypt.


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