The meeting between External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is underway in New Delhi. In his opening remarks, Dr Jaishankar highlighted that India-US cooperation covers virtually all domains of contemporary relevance. He also spoke about the shared interests, similar concerns and strong convergences.
Cooperation against the Covid pandemic was also highlighted by the External Affairs Minister. He also spoke on striving for peace and prosperity in Indo-Pacific, working for democratic stability in Afghanistan, deepening the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Quad and working even closer on contemporary challenges and conversations on global issues based on real exchanges of national experiences and historical perspectives.
The US Secretary of State said, President Biden’s determination is to continue to grow stronger the relationship between India and the US. He deeply appreciated the work that both countries have been able to do together and the work that both are going to do together in coming months.
Mr Blinken said, there is not a challenge that does not have impact on lives of our citizens whether it’s COVID, disruptive impact of emerging technologies, that can be addressed by any one of us acting alone. He said, there is greater imperative on cooperation among countries than ever before. Mr Blinken also met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today evening.