Jaishankar meets Blinken, discusses COVID, Quad, Indo-Pacific cooperation

Our relations have grown strong over the years and I am very confident that it will continue to do so: Jaishankar.

India and the United States on Friday, vowed to support each other amid the COVID-19 crisis during the second physical meet between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

 

Jaishankar standing alongside the US Secretary of State said, "Our relations have grown strong over the years and I am very confident that it will continue to do so."

 

The External Affairs Minister also thanked the US for the 'strong support and solidarity at the moment of great difficulty' for India.

 

Responding to this, the US Secretary of State said, "We know, we remember in the earlier days of COVID-19, India was there for the US, something we will never forget, and now we want to make sure that we are there for India."

 

Jaishankar highlighted how both countries are 'united in confronting COVID-19' and the challenge posed by climate change even as they have partnered directly through the quad, other institutions like the UN and partnership between the US and India is vital, it is strong and increasingly productive.

 

Both the foreign ministers had met earlier this year in London on the sidelines of the G7 Foreign minister meeting.

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