>Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington. (Image: MEA/Twitter)
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived within the US capital on Wednesday to carry conferences with senior officers from President Joe Biden’s administration.
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Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla known as on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday and mentioned bilateral ties and the scenario in Afghanistan. Shringla, who arrived within the US capital on Wednesday to carry conferences with senior officers from President Joe Biden’s administration, additionally met Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.
“Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla called on US Secretary of State @SecBlinken. Discussions touched on bilateral ties and the situation in Afghanistan,” the Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted. During his assembly with Sherman, the international secretary held substantive discussions on advancing the India-US Strategic Partnership throughout sectors together with healthcare, protection and safety, commerce and funding, Science and Technology, local weather change, clear power and people-to-people ties.
“They also reviewed developments in Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific region, Covid-19 pandemic and discussed cooperation in UN and other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest, the spokesperson said. Shringla is among the few foreign officials to be in town and the highest level Indian official to meet top officials of the Biden administration after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan that brought down curtains on the 20-year-old war.
Shringla arrived in Washington DC from New York, where he presided over a crucial meeting of the UN Security Council on Afghanistan. India was president of the 15-member powerful wing of the UN for August.
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