Secretary of Protection Lloyd J Austin III will welcome Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in an enhanced honour cordon ceremony on the Pentagon on April 11 (Sunday).
India and the US are set to carry the two+2 dialogue between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Exterior Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and their respective American counterparts on Sunday.
“The Dialogue would allow each side to undertake a complete assessment of cross-cutting points within the India-US bilateral agenda associated to overseas coverage, defence and safety with the target of offering strategic steerage and a imaginative and prescient for additional consolidating the connection,” a Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) assertion stated.
“The two+2 Dialogue can even present a possibility to trade views about vital regional and world developments and the way we are able to work collectively to deal with problems with widespread curiosity and concern,” the assertion added.
The US State Division in a media has observe knowledgeable that Secretary of State Antony J Blinken and Secretary of Protection will welcome their Indian counterparts in Washington DC on Sunday.
“The two+2 Ministerial is a vital alternative to advance our shared aims throughout the breadth of the US-India Strategic Partnership, together with enhancing our people-to-people ties and training cooperation, constructing various, resilient provide chains for essential and rising expertise, scaling up our local weather motion and public well being cooperation, and creating a commerce and funding partnership to extend prosperity for working households in each international locations,” the US assertion had stated.
Saying that the dialogue can even be an opportunity to spotlight the rising main defence partnership between the US and India, the US State Division stated, “The connection between the world’s largest democracies is constructed on a basis of widespread values and resilient democratic establishments, and the shared Indo-Pacific pursuits of a rules-based worldwide order that safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity, uphold human rights and expands regional and world peace and prosperity.”
The EAM, who can be visiting the US on April 11-12, can even meet his counterpart, Secretary of State Blinken individually and can also be scheduled to satisfy senior members of the US administration to advance India-US strategic world partnership, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi knowledgeable throughout a briefing.
Forward of the two+2 dialogue, Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday spoke with EAM Jaishankar on a telephone name to assessment regional and world priorities, together with the state of affairs in Ukraine.
The final 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue between the 2 international locations was held in October 2020 in New Delhi.
India and the USA held a bilateral 2+2 inter-sessional assembly in September final yr in Washington and exchanged assessments on developments in South Asia, the Indo-Pacific area and the Western Indian Ocean.
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