Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper meet PM Modi, convey US interest in strengthening ties with India

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28th October, 2020 09:03:05 printer

Mike Pompeo, Mark Esper meet PM Modi, convey US interest in strengthening ties with India

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday. They conveyed the US government’s continued interest in building stronger relations with India as well as discussed several issues of regional and global concern.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US Ambassador to India Ken Juster were also present during the meeting.

In a statement, the Prime Minister’s Office said the US secretaries conveyed greetings from President Donald Trump to the prime minister.

Recalling the successful visit of President Trump to India in February 2020, Prime Minister Modi warmly reciprocated the greetings, the statement said.

“Pleasure meeting @SecPompeo and @EsperDoD. Happy to see tremendous progress made in India-US relations and the results of the third 2+2 dialogue. Our Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership stands on a firm foundation of shared principles and common strategic interests,” PM Modi tweeted after the meeting.

Pleasure meeting @SecPompeo and @EsperDoD. Happy to see tremendous progress made in India-US relations and the results of the third 2+2 dialogue. Our Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership stands on a firm foundation of shared principles and common strategic interests.

Source: India.com


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