US Secretary of State on a 2 day visit to India from today

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s two-day visit to India begins today. On this tour, he can be seen talking about many important issues. According to information received from sources, he can discuss many important issues, including the security situation in Afghanistan, promoting contacts in the Indo-Pacific and dealing with the challenges of the Corona outbreak.

Sources said the two sides will explore ways to step up defense cooperation. In addition, India will seek a gradual resumption of international travel in accordance with health protocols, with particular emphasis on relaxing travel rules for students, professionals and businessmen, and ensuring reconciliation. families, apart from other humanitarian issues. .

US Secretary of State said India will continue to push to ensure an uninterrupted supply chain of ingredients used in the production of the coronavirus vaccine to increase the domestic production capacity of the vaccine. During the two-day visit, Blinken will meet with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Blinken will also meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sources said there would be talks between Indian and US leaders on strengthening cooperation on the Quad project. The quad foreign ministerial meeting, a grouping of four countries, is expected to take place later this year. The two sides will also advance the quadruple vaccination campaign so that vaccines can be delivered to countries in the Indo-Pacific region as early as 2022.

US Secretary of State said the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan should also be discussed between the Indian leadership and Blinken, as his visit comes at a time when there has been a spike in violence in Afghanistan. In recent weeks, numerous terrorist attacks have erupted in Afghanistan against the backdrop of the withdrawal of American troops. Sources said the visit of the US Secretary of State would be an opportunity to strengthen bilateral cooperation in areas such as trade, investment, healthcare, education, digital sector, innovation. and security and other areas.

This is the second visit by a senior official to India under the Biden regime.

He said: “The visit of Foreign Minister Blinken is very important for India and during this period India looks forward to continuing dialogue with the United States on various issues including bilateral, regional, to deal with Kovid and global development. This is Blinken’s first visit to India after taking over the US State Department, as well as the second visit by a senior administration official since Joe Biden came to power in January.

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