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S Jaishankar, Mike Pompeo focus on challenges in India’s neighbourhood & Indo-Pacific forward of two+2 Ministerial meet

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Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Monday drove house the purpose that Afghan answer must be achieved with out use of pressure and cross-border when he met his US counterpart Mike Pompeo forward of the two + 2 Ministerial meet right here on Tuesday.

The two Ministers exchanged views on the present international state of affairs and its up to date challenges mentioned shared considerations and pursuits together with stability and safety in Asia, and the way greatest that may be ensured. This indicated that China’s rising aggression within the area was mentioned. Specific points will probably be taken up within the 2+2 tomorrow.

The two Ministers had a heat and productive assembly and adopted up on their Tokyo discussions and focussed on key bilateral, regional and international points together with Afghanistan, ET has reliably learnt. Pompeo shared with Jaishankar the Administration’s pondering on Afghanistan who in flip highlighted India’s stakes and its persevering with concern that choices must be made by Afghans themselves with out use of pressure. Jaishankar on the meet made it clear that cross-border terrorism was fully unacceptable.

The two Ministers adopted up on Indo-Pacific engagement and the Quad deliberations and spoke about maritime safety, counter-terrorism, open connectivity and resilient provide chains.

The two Ministers reviewed progress in bilateral ties over final 4 years and expressed satisfaction that they’ve grown in nearly each area together with commerce, vitality, defence and schooling; observe of consultations on overseas coverage points has additionally expanded, together with regional and multilateral; working extra carefully in multilateral and plurilateral codecs, sources mentioned.

Jaishankar careworn the distinctiveness of know-how and expertise circulate connects; underlined {that a} information economic system with better knowledge sensitivity makes a fair stronger case for collaboration; and that insurance policies should be accordingly supportive. Education is a particular bond between us and each side ought to work to broaden it additional, the Minister acknowledged.

Both Ministers additionally mentioned multilateral consultations and cooperation within the context of India’s forthcoming UNSC membership.


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