Blinken’s first visit to India after taking over as foreign ministry
The COVID pandemic, the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Afghanistan and the U.K. issue will be discussed
Washington: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will visit India on July 27 and 28. This is Blinken’s first visit to India after taking over as Secretary of State in the new US administration.
He will discuss the coro pandemic and other global issues with the Indian government. Blinken’s visit is one of a series of high-level meetings initiated by the Biden government. Earlier in March, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and US Special Envoy for Climate Change John Kerry visited India in April.
External Affairs Minister of India S. Jaishankar made an official visit to the United States in May 2021 and since then, the US Secretary of State has been visiting India.
A statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that the two countries will discuss multilateral and strong bilateral ties and capabilities. During the Blinken tour, S. Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that various global issues will be included in the discussion. These include the evacuation of the Covid pandemic, the Indian and Pacific region, the issue of Afghanistan and cooperation with the United Nations. According to Washington sources, Blinken is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will also visit Kuwait during his visit from 26 to 29 July.