US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will arrive in New Delhi on Wednesday to strengthen Washington’s partnership with India. A US State Department statement said, the aim of the visit is to reaffirm the US commitment to strengthening partnerships between the two countries and underscore cooperation on shared priorities. Earlier, External Affairs ministry in a statement said, he will meet the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
The statement also said, Secretary Blinken’s visit is an opportunity to continue the high-level bilateral dialogue and bolster the India-US global strategic partnership. AIR correspondent reports, both sides will review the robust and multifaceted India-US bilateral relations, and potential for consolidating them further. Discussions will focus on regional and global issues of mutual interest – including recovery from the covid-19 pandemic, the Indo-Pacific region, Afghanistan and cooperation in the UN.