The US welcomes India emerging as a regional and global power. The US State Department said this before a 2 + 2 ministerial meeting in New Delhi. It also said that the United States is also keen to work with India during UNSC’s tenure starting January 1, 2021.
“The US welcomes the emergence of India as a regional and global power,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a fact sheet ahead of the third 2 + 2 ministerial meeting between India and the US to be held in New Delhi. The US is also keen to work closely with India during the forthcoming term of the UN Security Council. ”
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US Defense Minister Mark Asper and Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, along with their Indian counterparts, Rajnath Singh and S.K. 2 + 2 ministerial meeting with Jaishankar. The US State Department said that Espar and Pompeo will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will also talk to government and business leaders about advancing the US-India comprehensive global strategic partnership.
In the Fact Sheet, the Ministry of External Affairs stated that there is a strong and growing bilateral relationship between the two countries built on shared values and a commitment to an independent and free Indo-Pacific.
American foreign minister will reach India today
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has left for India to attend the 2 + 2 meeting. These meetings will be largely focused on countering China’s growing global influence. “Ready for my trip to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia,” Pompeo said on Twitter. “Thankful for the opportunity to join with our partners to promote a shared vision for an independent and open Indo Pacific made up of independent and strong, and prosperous nations.”
US Defense Minister Mark T Ocean is also with Pompeo for talks. Prior to Pompeo’s visit, the State Department said that the holding of the third US-India 2 + 2 Ministerial Dialogue in just two years reflected the high-level commitment given by both countries for shared diplomatic and security objectives.