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Secretary Gates' Remarks During Tour of Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
January 20, 2010

I have been coming to India since the mid 1970's and I have always wanted to see the Taj Mahal and never had the opportunity to do so before.  I am very grateful to the Government of India for making available the aircraft to bring Becky and me down here to see this unique and historical building, the Taj Mahal.

 

All the pictures clearly do not do it justice.  It has been a remarkable experience.  We don't get enough time on our trips to visit important places, like this, in the history of the countries we visit.  Glad we were able to make an exception this time.