Arindam Bagchi – Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs:
Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla called on US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Discussions touched on bilateral ties and the situation in Afghanistan.
The Foreign Secretary also met Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman for substantive discussions on advancing the India-US Strategic Partnership across sectors including healthcare, defense & security, trade & investment, S&T, climate change,clean energy and people to people ties.
They also reviewed developments in Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific region, Covid-19 pandemic and discussed cooperation in UN and other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest.