US Vice President Biden to visit India

Washington, June 25 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden will visit India and Singapore in July to underscore the importance of relations with the two nations, the White House said.

In India, Biden will discuss a full range of bilateral, regional and global issues, "with a focus on advancing the prosperity, security and shared values of our two countries", Xinhua quoted the White House as saying in a statement.

Secretary of State John Kerry is currently on a three-day visit to India -- June 23-25 -- for the fourth annual US-India Strategic Dialogue.

During his stay in Singapore, Biden will consult leaders on a range of shared priorities, including implementing the Asia-Pacific rebalance, and highlight America's "continued engagement with a key partner in Southeast Asia", the White House said.