U.S. Secretary of State Blinken meets India’s Foreign Secretary Shringla

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From left, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla, India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu met Sept. 2, 2021. Photo: Twitter @SandhuTaranjitS and Twitter @MEAIndia

As the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan winds down, U.S. and Indian officials are meeting on a regular basis at various levels to discuss the repercussions, and advance their strategic partnership.

India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla met U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Sept. 2, 2021, as well as Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman.

“Excellent interaction this morning with secretary of State @SecBlinken & @DeputySecState Wendy Serman!” tweeted India’s Ambassador to the U.S. Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

According to tweets from India’s Ministry of External Affairs, discussions touched on bilateral ties and the situation in Afghanistan.

India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla met U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman Sept. 2, 2021. Photo: Twitter @MEAIndia

They also reviewed developments in the Indo-Pacific region, Covid-19 pandemic, and discussed cooperation in the United Nations and other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest, the MEA tweeted.

Foreign Secretary Shringla’s discussion with Deputy Secretary Sherman were “substantive” and dealt with advancing the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership across sectors from healthcare to defense, climate change and people-to-people ties, the MEA said.

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