January 22, 2021

S Jaishankar, Mike Pompeo focus on ‘destabilizing actions’ within the area – india information

India and United States on Thursday mentioned latest ‘destabilizing actions’ within the area in a name between Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his American counterpart Michael R Pompeo, the State Division stated in a press release.

The phrase ‘destabilizing actions’ was a transparent reference to Chinese language aggression in jap Ladakh and it was a part of an ongoing discussions on the border conflagration between two sides and on which the US has been extraordinarily supportive of India. “We stay united to advance peace in Afghanistan, and to a safe and sovereign Indo-Pacific through which all nations can prosper,” Pompeo adopted up in a tweet.

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Pompeo has hinted at American function within the Indian ban on Chinese language apps in retaliation for the Galwan clashes.

The 2 leaders additionally mentioned ongoing bilateral and multilateral cooperation on problems with worldwide concern, together with efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and the Afghan peace course of in Afghanistan, a State Division spokesperson Cale Brown acknowledged.

“ Secretary Pompeo and Minister Jaishankar reiterated the energy of the United States-India relationship to advance peace, prosperity, and safety within the Indo-Pacific and across the globe,” the spokesperson added.

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The 2 leaders agreed keep in contact in “proceed shut cooperation” on a complete vary of regional and worldwide points and “look ahead to Quadrilateral consultations” with Australia and Japan and the US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this yr.