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India to host third 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with US on Oct 27 India-US
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India to host third 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with US on Oct 27

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Oct 2020, 11:17 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: India would be hosting the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on Oct 27 in presence of US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper during their two-day visit to the Asian country.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar would be leading the delegations from the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs.

The previous two Dialogues were held in New Delhi in Sept 2018 and in Washington DC in Dec 2019.

The discussions in these Dialogues have enabled both sides to further progress the bilateral relationship and strengthen the institutional framework for cooperation across all sectors.

India and US have a comprehensive global strategic partnership which includes political, security and defence, economic, commercial, technology and people to people contacts. 

"We have regular dialogue for various levels to discuss ongoing bilateral cooperation and to exchange views on developments in the region," a ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement said.

The Third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue will entail a comprehensive discussion on cross-cutting bilateral issues of mutual interest.  In addition, both sides will also exchange views on salient regional and global issues.

Secretaries Esper and Pompeo will also have bilateral meetings with their respective counterparts during their visit from oct 26-27.

They will also be meeting NSA and will jointly call on PM Narendra Modi.