S Jaishankar, Mike Pompeo Hold Talks To Strengthen Indo-US Partnership

"Continuing the emphasis on high-level Indo-US exchanges, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar welcomed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson tweeted.

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S Jaishankar, Mike Pompeo Hold Talks To Strengthen Indo-US Partnership

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar


New Delhi: 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his American counterpart Mike Pompeo today and discussed ways to strengthen the Indo-US strategic partnership.

"Welcoming a close friend. Continuing the emphasis on high-level Indo-US exchanges, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar warm-heartedly welcomed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the first US dignitary visiting India after elections. Secretary Pompeo is the first Foreign Minister to be hosted by External Affairs Minister," Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders.

Mr Pompeo, who arrived on Tuesday night, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the morning and discussed various aspects of the bilateral relationship.

"Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership. Secretary Pompeo called on PM Narendra Modi to exchange views on various aspects of Indo-US relationship. PM will meet President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 Osaka Summit," Mr Kumar tweeted with pictures of the Modi-Pompeo meeting.

The US Secretary of State's talks with the Indian leadership are the first high-level interaction between the two countries after the return of the Modi government to power last month.

Mr Pompeo's visit comes ahead of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and PM Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, later this week.

Ahead of the strategically-important India-US talks, diplomatic sources on Tuesday said India meets the US waiver criteria for procuring the S-400 missile defence system from sanctions-hit Russia, and asserted that New Delhi cannot "wish away" its defence ties with Moscow.

The details of the Jaishankar-Pompeo meeting were immediately not known, but India''s missile defence system deal with Russia, terrorism, H-1B visas, trade and the situation arising out of US sanctions on buying oil from Iran, were likely to be discussed during the talks. 



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