India-US partnership a force for global good, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Modi expresses satisfaction at deepening of India-US cooperation in all areas
The India-US partnership is truly a force for global good, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. Prime Minister Modi also expressed satisfaction at the deepening cooperation between the two countries when US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin called on him in New Delhi on Friday (November 10 2023).
"Glad to receive @SecBlinken and @SecDef. The "2 2" Format is a key enabler for further strengthening the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership. Our shared belief in democracy, pluralism and the rule of law underpins our mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse sectors. The India-US partnership is truly a force for global good," PM Modi posted on social media platform X (formerly Twitter).
The two Secretaries briefed Prime Minister Modi on their discussions with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in the “2+2” format.
They also highlighted progress in various areas of bilateral cooperation, including defence, semiconductors, emerging technology, space, health, in follow-up to PM’s State Visit to the U.S. in June 2023 and the meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
Prime Minister Modi expressed satisfaction at the deepening cooperation in all areas and noted that the Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership between India and the U.S. is anchored in democracy, pluralism, and respect for rule of law.
They also exchanged views on various regional and global issues of mutual interest, including the ongoing developments in West Asia. They emphasized on the need for continued close coordination between India and the U.S. on these issues, the PMO said.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi conveyed warm greetings to US President Joe Biden and said that he looked forward to continued exchanges with him.
The two top US officials were in New Delhi to attend the 5th India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with their counterparts from India.
In a post on X, EAM Jaishankar said the agenda covered advancing the India-US strategic partnership, including elevating defence ties, moving forward in space & technology, future logistics cooperation and people-to-people contacts.