Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his American counterpart Tony Blinken have spoken over telephone throughout which the 2 leaders reaffirmed the rising bilateral partnership. They mentioned problems with mutual concern, together with COVID-19 vaccination efforts, regional developments and subsequent steps in increasing bilateral ties, State Division Spokesperson Ned Worth mentioned on Friday.
It was Blinken’ s first telephonic dialog with Jaishankar after he assumed the cost of the highest American diplomat early this week.
Blinken underscored India’s function as a preeminent US companion within the Indo-Pacific and the significance of working collectively to develop the regional cooperation, together with via the Quad, Worth mentioned.
“Each agreed to coordinate carefully on international developments and sit up for assembly in particular person on the earliest alternative,” Worth mentioned in a readout of the decision, which was the primary communication between them after January 20 when Joe Biden was sworn in because the 46th President of the USA.
“I used to be delighted to talk right now with my good good friend @DrSJaishankar to debate U.S.-India priorities. We reaffirmed the significance of the U.S.-India relationship and mentioned methods we will higher seize new alternatives and fight shared challenges within the Indo-Pacific and past,” the Secretary of State mentioned on Twitter.
After occupying Foggy Backside headquarters of the State Division, Blinken has spoken to his counterparts from over a dozen nations together with Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Israel and South Africa.