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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo & US Defense Secretary Mark Esper to arrive in India today to participate in the third India-US 2 + 2 Ministerial Dialogue tomorrow. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/HWVoaKXBxY
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“The US welcomes India to emerge as a regional and global power,” said a fact sheet by the Ministry of External Affairs ahead of the third 2 + 2 ministerial meeting between India and the US to be held in New Delhi. The US is also keen to work closely with India during the forthcoming term of the UN Security Council. “
US Defense Minister Mark Asper and Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, along with their Indian counterparts, Rajnath Singh and S.K. A 2 + 2 ministerial meeting will be held with Jaishankar.
The US State Department said that Espar and Pompeo will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will also talk to government and business leaders about advancing the US-India comprehensive global strategic partnership.
In the Fact Sheet, the Ministry of External Affairs said that there is strong and growing bilateral relationship between the two countries built on shared values and commitment to an independent and free Indo-Pacific.