New Delhi, September 11
India and the US held a bilateral 2+2 intersessional assembly on the official degree on Friday in digital mode. The talks between Foreign and Defence Ministry officers of each international locations had been held a day after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held talks along with his Chinese counterpart in Moscow.
Both sides reviewed the progress in bilateral ties in defence, safety and overseas coverage areas for the reason that final 2+2 ministerial assembly held in Washington in December.
They explored alternatives for enhancing the cooperation in these fields primarily based on mutual curiosity. They additionally exchanged views on regional developments and agreed to pursue their quest for a free and inclusive Indo-Pacific, in line with a MEA assertion. The Indian delegation was led collectively by Vani Rao, Joint Secretary (America) within the MEA, and Somnath Ghosh, Joint Secretary (International Cooperation) within the Defence Ministry. The US delegation was led by Dean Thompson, senior bureau official in State Department, and David Helvey, appearing Assistant Secretary within the Department of Defence. — TNS