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US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Meets PM Modi, To Meet NSA Ajit Doval Next During His 2-day Visit To India

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:


  • US Secretary of State met PM Narendra Modi and will be meeting NSA Ajit Dova
  • This is PM Modi first high profile engagement after the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with PM Narendra Modi earlier on Wednesday during his visit to India aiming to deepen the strategic relationship between the two countries. 

The US Secretary of State is scheduled to meet NSA Ajit Doval in South Block on Wednesday to discuss multiple issues including terror and defence, before PM Modi and US President Donald Trump hold meetings on the sidelines of G20 Summit at Osaka on June 28. 

This is PM Modi first high profile engagement after the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. 

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"Prime Minister Modi's sweeping mandate in the recent elections creates a unique opportunity to realize this vision," it said hours after Pompeo landed in New Delhi on a three-day visit.

The United States and India are moving quickly to achieve their shared vision for a free, open, and rules-based Indo-Pacific region by expanding cooperation in areas such as energy, aviation, and space, it added.

Pompeo's visit marks the third visit to India by a Secretary of State during the Trump Administration. 

Asserting that the support for US-India ties transcends political parties and presidential administrations, the State Department said as the world's oldest and largest democracies, the United States and India share deep respect for one another's values and traditions. 

"Our people and cultures are profoundly intertwined," it said.

"The Indian diaspora in the United States is nearly 4 million strong. Indian-Americans are thriving in the United States and helping to make our communities more secure and prosperous through their leadership in industry, academia, and government, the State Department said.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his India visit will attempt to soothe increasing friction with New Delhi over trade, data flow, arms from Russia and Iran oil imports and focus on strategic ties between the two big world democracies, a senior official from the US State Department said on Friday.

(With PTI inputs) 

Pompeo will arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday for talks that are aimed at laying the ground for an upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Modi later in the week at a G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan.