“Strongest bilateral partnership ever,” says Secretary Blinken as 2+2 dialog begins

As the fifth India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialog begins in New Delhi, the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has described the partnership between the two countries as the “strongest ever.” “It is always wonderful to be here in India. We are building a remarkable year of engagement…We have not only the strongest bilateral partnership we’ve ever had, but also a regional one, and indeed, a global one that was further evidenced by India’s leadership for the G20 this year,” Blinken said.

Antony Blinken to visit India for 2+2 Ministerial Dialog this month

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will embark on a five-nation visit, concluding with India to participate in the 2+2 Ministerial Dialog in November, the State Department informed in a statement. Blinken will be visiting Israel, Jordan, Japan, South Korea and lastly, India. During his visit to India, Blinken will be accompanied by US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin. The US delegation will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior Indian officials to discuss both bilateral and global concerns and developments in the Indo-Pacific.