EAM, Blinken review bilateral ties, discuss ‘global issues’

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 meeting here today, during which the two sides reviewed bilateral ties and discussed global issues.

EAM in a tweet said:

“Pleased to meet US Secretary of State @SecBlinken on #G20FMM sidelines.

“Opportunity to review bilateral ties and discuss global issues.”

US Secretary of State Blinken in a tweet said the two sides discussed all the “accomplishments” in the US-India Strategic Partnership.

“Great to be in New Delhi with @DrSJaishankar today to reflect on all our accomplishments in the #USIndia Strategic Partnership.

“Together we bolster security, freedom, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.

In another tweet, he thanked India for convening an important G20 session on counterterrorism.

“Today, I participated in an important #G20 session on counterterrorism. I thank India for convening us to deepen our collaboration on these vital issues, particularly on preventing and countering the use of unmanned aerial systems and other emerging technologies.”

US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price in a statement said the two also discussed “how to mitigate the global impacts of Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine, and the US and India’s cooperation in the Indo-Pacific”, among other issues.

Price said: “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and External Affairs Minister Jaishankar met in New Delhi today to discuss strengthening the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership. They spoke about shared efforts to elevate and expand strategic technology and defense industrial cooperation, promote food, energy and global health security, clean energy transition, counternarcotics cooperation, and women’s economic empowerment.

“Secretary Blinken and Minister Jaishankar also discussed how to mitigate the global impacts of Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine, the United States and India’s cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, the successful launch of the initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology (iCET), and regional issues.”

In an earlier tweet, Blinken said:

“I went to the #G20 today with two imperatives: First, to ensure that the G20 — with India at the helm — advances our shared goals, and second, to demonstrate how the U.S., together with our partners, is acting to meet the needs of the world. We succeeded at both.”


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