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The most important relationship in the world is with India – US President Joe Biden

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White House Press Secretary Jen Sackie said on Friday that President Joe Biden believes the US-India partnership is the most important American relationship in the world. Speaking on the India-US 2+2 talks under the Biden administration next week, the White House press secretary said the president hopes the talks will advance America’s work with India and advance goals in the Indo-Pacific. .

“President Biden believes that our partnership with India is one of the most important in the world,” said Jane Sackie. As you know, he had met Prime Minister Modi and other Quad leaders in March. He looks forward to seeing Secretary Blinken and Secretary Austin take forward our work with India in this 2+2 and advance our shared goals in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world.”

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin-3 will welcome Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh at a grand ceremony at the Pentagon on April 11. India and the US On Sunday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh is set to hold 2+2 talks between External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and their respective US counterparts.

The Foreign Office (MEA) in a statement said the talks are aimed at providing strategic guidance to both sides and further cementing ties on the India-US bilateral agenda on foreign policy, defense and security. Will enable comprehensive review of cross-cutting issues.

“The 2+2 dialogue will provide an opportunity to exchange views on important regional and global developments and how we can work together to address issues of common interest and concern,” the State Department said in a statement. ” State’s Antony J. Blinken and the Defense Secretary will welcome their Indian counterparts in Washington DC on Sunday.

At the same time, the US statement said, ‘The 2+2 Cabinet is an important opportunity to advance our shared objectives in the area of ​​America-India Strategic Partnership. Develop trade and investment partnerships to enhance our people-to-people ties and education cooperation, build diverse, resilient supply chains for complex and emerging technologies, enhance our climate action and public health cooperation, and Increase prosperity for working families.

The US State Department will also have an opportunity to highlight the growing key defense partnership between the US and India, the statement said. Indo-Pacific interests in a rules-based international order that protects sovereignty and territorial integrity, upholds human rights and promotes regional and global peace and prosperity.”

The Secretary of State, who will visit the US on April 11-12, will meet separately with his counterpart, Secretary of State Blinken, and senior members of the US administration to advance the India-US Strategic Global Partnership. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi gave this information during the briefing.

Ahead of the 2+2 talks, External Affairs Minister Anthony Blink on Tuesday asked External Affairs Minister Jaishankar to review regional and global priorities, including the situation in Ukraine. Let us tell you, the last 2+2 ministerial talks between the two countries were held in New Delhi in October 2020.

India and the United States held a bilateral 2+2 inter-ministerial meeting in Washington in September last year and exchanged assessments on developments in South Asia, the Indo-Pacific region and the western Indian Ocean.

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