Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
September 6, 2018
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Today Secretary Pompeo, jointly with Secretary Mattis, met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Secretary Pompeo conveyed the importance attached by President Trump to the deepening strategic partnership between the United States and India, and U.S. support for India’s role as a leading global power and regional security provider. Secretary Pompeo discussed with Prime Minister Modi joint efforts to safeguard the Indo-Pacific as a region of peace, stability, and growing prosperity. Secretary Pompeo noted the important role people-to-people ties play in the bilateral relationship and highlighted the contributions of the Indian-American community to the United States. Secretary Pompeo and Prime Minister Modi also discussed the importance of the U.S.-India economic partnership and joint efforts to expand bilateral trade in a balanced and reciprocal manner.