The 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States could be held in November this yr, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has mentioned.
“We”re looking at the 2+2 which will happen in November. The exact dates are not yet worked out,” Shringla advised a bunch of Indian reporters on the conclusion of his three-day go to to Washington DC, throughout which he held conferences with high officers of President Joe Biden”s administration, together with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“We used this opportunity to have the 2+2 inter-sessional meeting at the joint secretary level,” he mentioned on Friday.
The final assembly of the two+2 was held in New Delhi and the following assembly is to be hosted by the US right here.
The 2+2 ministerial dialogue takes place between international and defence ministers of each the perimeters.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh could be hosted by their American counterparts Secretary of State Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin for the maiden India-US 2+2 assembly of the Biden administration.
In addition to being engaged on Afghanistan, the 2 international locations throughout his go to had an intensive dialog on regional and multilateral points together with the United Nations and the upcoming Quadrilateral summit right here later this yr. US Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry can be scheduled to go to India quickly, he mentioned.
On Friday, the international secretary additionally held conferences with trade representatives organised individually by the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum and US India Business Council.
“We covered a very wide range of issues of interest to them,” he mentioned, including that they have been very occupied with India”s dealing with of the COVID-19 state of affairs, the vaccine concern, financial restoration in India, financial alternatives and the funding state of affairs within the nation.
Shringla arrived in Washington DC on Wednesday following his profitable journey to New York, the place he chaired conferences of the UN Security Council. India was the president of the 15-member physique for August.