India, US assess bilateral ties progress, global issues in call

Indian Minister S. Jaishankar held a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and discussed regional as well as global issues.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Jaishankar stated that they noted the steady progress in India-US ties.

Earlier in March, S Jaishankar held a meeting with Antony Blinken. The two leaders discussed measures to mitigate the global impacts of Russia's war in Ukraine. Blinken and Jaishankar held talks on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in New Delhi.

During the meeting, Blinken spoke to Jaishankar and shared his views on tackling global and regional challenges. In a statement, US Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said that Blinken met with Jaishankar to discuss how India and the US can expand technology and defence cooperation and increase food energy, and health security.

During his visit to India, Blinken said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is right that there are real challenges to multilateralism and added that they are directly coming from Russia.


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