Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Friday held talks with his American counterpart Antony Blinken on various topics. Jaishankar said, we discussed a lot of issues.
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar meeting with prominent people
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who was on a visit to America, met with top cabinet ministers, MPs and officials on Indo-US cooperation regarding the vaccine. The External Affairs Minister also discussed with the ministers about the Quad and Afghanistan. In addition, Jaishankar and American corporate leaders talked about increasing investment, creating more jobs and transferring technology. At the same time, the Foreign Minister also met with his American counterpart Antony Blinken and US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin.
Mukesh Aghi, head of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, told about meeting with Jaishankar and corporate leaders that during this time the role of American companies in India during the Corona crisis has become stronger. Talking about the COVID vaccine, Aghi said, there was no talk about the vaccine in the meeting. But Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson officials say they are discussing the vaccine with the Indian government. It is being discussed that how the vaccine can be supplied to India.
US expressed gratitude for standing with India in difficult times
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Friday held talks with his American counterpart Antony Blinken on various topics. “We discussed a lot of issues,” Jaishankar told reporters at the State Department. I feel that the relationship between the two countries has been very strong in the last few years and I am confident that this will continue to happen in the future. Jaishankar said, I want to show my gratitude to the administration and America for supporting me in difficult times.
Blinken said that India supported America in the early days of COVID-19, which their country will always remember. He said, now we want to make sure that we stand up for and with India. Blinken said that India and the United States are working together on many important challenges of our time. He said, we are fighting together with COVID-19. Jaishankar, who is on an official visit to the US, is the first cabinet minister of India to visit the country after Biden became the US President on 20 January.
Jaishankar meets US Defense Minister
Jaishankar had a warm meeting with US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin on Friday. During this time they discussed advancing the strategic and defense partnership between the two countries and exchanged views on the current security challenges. After the meeting, Jaishankar tweeted, sharing a photo with Austin, had a warm meeting with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. There was widespread discussion on taking our strategic and defense partnership forward.
The External Affairs Minister said that the two leaders discussed the current security challenges. It is expected that the two leaders discussed the situation in the Indo-Pacific region where China is demonstrating its strategic strength. Jaishankar also praised the role of the US military in dealing with the situation of COVID-19 in India. Let us know that India is coping with the second wave of coronavirus infection and the US Army is providing the necessary medical supplies to help India.
Jaishankar met Ambassador Sandhu and Biden administration officials
The External Affairs Minister held a meeting with India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu and top officials of the Biden administration. During this meeting, extensive discussions were held on issues related to the Indo-Pacific and on the partnership between India and the US in health, digital, knowledge and other areas. Sandhu, retweeting a picture and post by Jaishankar about his meeting with Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence in the Biden administration, wrote on Twitter, “I am delighted to host External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar at India House.”
Foreign Minister met US NSA
Earlier, the Foreign Minister met with US National Security Advisor (NSA) Jack Sullivan. During the meeting, the two agreed that people-to-people relations and shared values are the basis of the US-India strategic partnership that is helping to end the epidemic, supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific and Providing a global leadership on climate change. Jaishankar did in a tweet after the meeting, happy to meet NSA Jack Sullivan. There was widespread discussion including the Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan. COVID praised American solidarity in dealing with the challenge. Indo-US vaccine partnership can bring a real change.
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