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Third India-US 2+2 Dialogue to be held today

The third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue will be held in New Delhi on Tuesday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper are on a two day visit to India to participate in the Dialogue.

From the Indian side, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will lead the delegations.

Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday afternoon after the 2 plus 2 Ministerial meeting.

The first two 2+2 dialogues were held in New Delhi in September 2018 and in Washington DC in 2019. The agenda for the third Dialogue will cover all bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.

The third annual India-US, 2 plus 2 Ministerial Dialogue will focus on advancing the Indo-US comprehensive global strategic partnership.

It will also deliberate on further strengthening cooperation to promote stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the World. As the world’s oldest and largest democracies, the two countries nourish deep rooted democratic traditions and bond.

The growth in partnership reflects deepening strategic convergence on host of issues including energy, aviation, science, space , infrastructure and health.

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