US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to New Delhi next week for the 2+2 ministerial meet between India and the US. Pompeo said he was confident that next Tuesday’s meeting would discuss how we can work together to deal with the threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party.
Pompeo said, “ Looking forward to my upcoming trip to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia, for productive conversations with our friends and partners, and the US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with” Defence Secretary Mark Esper and “our Indian” counterparts. I’m sure my meetings will also include discussions on how free nations can work together to thwart threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party. It will include discussions on a “broad range of bilateral topics.”
Tension continues between India and China in Ladakh:
Amid increased tension with China, India will host the third Indo-US 2+2 ministerial-level discussion on October 27 in New Delhi. This US-India dialogue will be held a few weeks before the US presidential elections. Apart from this, the talks are taking place at a time when there is tension between India and China.
Second edition of the talks took place in Washington in December:
In view of the tensions between India and China, talks between the US and India are considered important. At the same time, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that Mike Pompeo and Defense Minister Mark Espar will visit New Delhi on 26 and 27 October. 2+2 ministerial meeting was first held in Delhi in September 2018. The second edition of the talks took place in Washington in December last year.