US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Sunday boarded the flight for the trip to India for the third version of the 2-plus-two ministerial dialogue, that begins in New Delhi. The go to comes per week earlier than the American presidential election scheduled on November 3.
The State Secretary will likely be travelling together with Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper from October 25 to 29. Pompeo can even go to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia to have interaction the nations in discussions on how free nations can work collectively to thwart threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party.
Taking to Twitter, Pompeo stated, “Wheels up for my trip to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia. Grateful for the opportunity to connect with our partners to promote a shared vision for a free and open IndoPacific composed of independent, strong, and prosperous nations.”
This would be the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. They will likely be assembly Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on October 27 and also will have bilateral conferences with their counterparts.
They can even be assembly NSA Ajit Doval and can collectively name on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The India-US 2+2 talks will deal with 4 themes — regional safety cooperation, defence info sharing, military-to-military interactions, and defence commerce, stated the US State Department on Friday. The first two 2+2 Ministerial dialogues had been held in New Delhi in September 2018 and Washington DC in 2019.
Besides, Pompeo will likely be urging the Sri Lankan officers to make selections about its relationship with China and to evaluation the choice that the United States presents for clear and sustainable financial improvement, in accordance to an earlier assertion by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dean Thompson.
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