EAM Dr. S Jaishankar meets his US counterpart Mike Pompeo in New Delhi
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar met his US counterpart Mike Pompeo in New Delhi on Monday evening.
Sources said, the meeting focussed on key bilateral, regional and global issues.
Dr Jaishankar and Secretary Pompeo reviewed progress in bilateral ties over last four years.
The External Affairs Minister stressed the uniqueness of technology and talent flow connects.
He emphasized that a knowledge economy with greater data sensitivity makes an even stronger case for collaboration.
He said, education is a special bond between the two countries and both sides should work to expand it further.
Sources said, they exchanged views on current global situation and its contemporary challenges and discussed shared concerns and interests.
These include stability and security in Asia, and how best it can be ensured. Sources also said that specific issues will be taken up in the India US 22 Dialogue today.
Dr Jaishankar and Secretary Pompeo followed up on Indo-Pacific engagement and the Quad deliberations.
They spoke about maritime security, counter-terrorism, open connectivity and resilient supply chains.
Secretary Pompeo shared with External Affairs Minister their Administration’s thinking on Afghanistan.
Dr Jaishankar highlighted India’s stakes and its continuing concern that decisions should be made by Afghans themselves without use of force.
He also made clear that cross-border terrorism was completely unacceptable.
Both Ministers also discussed multilateral consultations and cooperation in the context of India’s forthcoming UNSC membership.