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Intersessional Meeting of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

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Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Media Note
September 11, 2020

 

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey joined their Indian counterparts today for a virtual Intersessional Meeting of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. The two sides welcomed the opportunity to discuss the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, noting increased closeness and cooperation across multiple areas of the bilateral relationship.

The United States underscored the importance of India’s status as a Major Defense Partner, growing military-to-military cooperation, and other defense priorities. The two sides discussed a range of bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues, including combating COVID-19, counterterrorism, India’s membership on the UN Security Council, support for good governance and sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific region, and efforts to counteract recent destabilizing actions in South Asia and the broader Indo-Pacific region. Both sides agreed to further strengthen consultation through United States-India-Australia-Japan Quadrilateral consultations.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thompson and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Helvey pledged to continue working with their Indian counterparts to advance the U.S.-India partnership for the benefit of both countries, the region, and the world. They looked forward to preparing for the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this year.


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