After conversations with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, India and the US discussed numerous key bilateral issues, as well as coordination on the Indo-Pacific region and current global concerns, said External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar on Tuesday.
“Current bilateral concerns, the Indo-Pacific, and critical global challenges were discussed. New Year’s greetings were also sent “he wrote in a tweet According to an official statement, the US-India alliance is based on a common commitment to freedom, democratic ideals, fair treatment of all citizens, human rights, and the rule of law.
Through trade, investment, and connectivity, both countries have a common interest in supporting global security, stability, and economic development. The United States backs India’s rise as a major global force and important partner in efforts to make the Indo-Pacific a region of peace, stability, and expanding prosperity.
According to the US Department of State, the strong people-to-people relationships between our countries, which are represented in a four-million-strong Indian American diaspora, are a wonderful source of strength for the cooperation.
Both sides reaffirmed India’s status as a Major Defense Partner and deepened cooperation on maritime security, interoperability, and information sharing at the second 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in Washington, which was headed by the US Secretaries of State and Defense and their Indian counterparts.
While the 2+2 is the primary means of communication between the US and India, there are over 30 bilateral dialogues and working groups that cover a wide range of topics, from space and health cooperation to energy and high-tech trade.