Under Secretary Thomas Shannon to Travel to Kuwait City, New Delhi and Kolkata

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 24, 2016


Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will travel to Kuwait City, Kuwait on June 26. While there, he will meet with Kuwaiti government officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. He will also meet with UN officials and others involved in the ongoing Yemeni peace talks to underscore U.S. support for those talks.

Under Secretary Shannon will then travel to New Delhi and Kolkata, India, June 28–July 1, where he will meet with Indian government officials and U.S. Mission India staff. He will also meet with members of civil society, including representatives of various religious communities.

While in New Delhi, the Under Secretary will meet with government leaders to discuss a range of bilateral and global issues in support of joint U.S.-India efforts to sustain the rules-based global order. He will visit the Indian Foreign Service Institute to deliver remarks and meet with Indian diplomats.

In Kolkata, Under Secretary Shannon will meet with government officials and members of the U.S. Consulate General. He will also chair a roundtable discussion with journalists at the American Center and visit several local cultural sites.