US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and visiting External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar would talk about a variety of points, together with COVID-19, efforts to strengthen Indo-Pacific cooperation via the Quad, enhanced UN and multilateral cooperation, a State Department spokesperson mentioned on Monday.
Mr Jaishankar, who arrived in New York on Sunday on his first go to to the US after India entered the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member in January this yr, is predicted to journey to Washington DC on Wednesday.
“The Secretary looks forward to meeting Minister Jaishankar during his visit, and to discussing a broad range of issues, including COVID-19 relief, efforts to strengthen Indo-Pacific cooperation through the Quad, enhanced UN and multilateral cooperation, and a range of other shared regional security and economic priorities,” the spokesperson mentioned.
It is the primary go to by a senior Indian minister to the US after President Joe Biden assumed workplace in January.
The high Indian diplomat has a busy schedule within the American capital later this week.
In addition to assembly his counterpart, Mr Jaishankar is scheduled to fulfill US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, different senior officers of the Biden Administration, influential lawmakers, think-tanks, leaders of the company sector and members of the Indian American group.
Neither the State Department nor the Ministry of External Affairs have introduced the day and timing of the Jaishankar-Blinken assembly.
Mr Blinken on Monday left for a fast journey to the Middle East as a part of the efforts of the Biden Administration’s peace course of within the area.
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