The 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States was set to take place in November this year, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.
“We are looking at the 2+2 which will take place in November. The exact dates are not yet worked out,” Shringla told a group of Indian reporters at the end of his three-day visit to Washington DC, during which he held meetings with top government officials. by President Joe Biden, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“We took this opportunity to hold the 2+2 inter-session meeting at the joint secretary level,” he said on Friday.
The last meeting of the 2+2 was held in New Delhi and the next meeting will be hosted by the US.
The 2+2 ministerial dialogue takes place between the foreign and defense ministers of both nations.
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Defense Secretary Rajnath Singh were to be met by their US counterparts Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for the first India-US 2+2 Biden administration meeting.
In addition to their involvement in Afghanistan, the two countries had an extensive conversation on regional and multilateral issues during his visit, including the United Nations and the upcoming four-sided summit in the US later this year.
US special envoy for climate change John Kerry will also visit India soon, he said.
On Friday, the Secretary of State also held meetings with industry representatives, which were organized separately by the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum and the US India Business Council.
“We covered a very wide range of topics that are of interest to them,” he said, adding that they were very interested in how India is handling the COVID-19 situation, the vaccine issue, economic recovery in India, economic opportunities and the investment situation in the country.
Shringla arrived in Washington DC on Wednesday after his successful trip to New York, where he chaired UN Security Council meetings. India chaired the 15-member body in August.
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