Ahead of Modi Visit to U.S: Foreign secretary Jaishankar meets U.S secretary of state Rex Tillerson

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to United States, Foreign secretary S Jaishankar met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington to discuss the US-India relationship and the agenda for Prime Minister’s meetings at the White House.

A US State Department spokesman said, Secretary Tillerson noted that Prime Minister’s visit will strengthen ties between the United States and India and advance the common interest in fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth and prosperity, and expanding security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Secretary Tillerson met with foreign secretary Jaishankar on Friday to discuss the US-India relationship and the agenda for Prime Minister Modi’s meetings at the White House on June 26, a State Department spokesman said.

The two agreed that India and US have a deep and growing strategic partnership and they hope to work more closely on regional and global issues. Mr Jaishankar also met other senior officials at the state department.

S. Jaishankar, a former Indian ambassador to the US, has been playing a leading role in shaping the India-US relationship under the Modi government.

Modi’s US visit would begin on June 25. Modi will be meeting President Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 in Washington.

Ahead of his visit, Modi on Friday said he looked forward to the opportunity of having an in-depth exchange of views.

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