Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 9
Top US diplomat Stephen Biegun will visit India from October 12 to 14 to follow up on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s October 6 conversation with Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar in Tokyo. The US Deputy Secretary of State will also hold talks ahead of a U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this year, according to a US State Department statement.
Biegun will meet with senior government officials and deliver keynote remarks at the India-US Forum. His engagements will focus on advancing the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and how the two sides can work together to advance peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe.
Biegun will then visit to meet with senior government officials and reaffirm the US-Bangladesh partnership. The Deputy Secretary’s engagements in Bangladesh will focus on advancing the common vision of a free, open, inclusive, peaceful, and secure Indo-Pacific region with shared prosperity for all; US-Bangladesh cooperation on Covid response and recovery efforts; and sustainable economic development.