xternal Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday met with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman during which the two had a good conversation on the Indo-US relationship, its significance and growth.
In a tweet, EAM Jaishankar said the two had also appreciated the successful visit to the US last month of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which he had attended an in-person meeting with US President Joe Biden as well as Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Glad to meet US @DeputySecState Wendy Sherman today.
“A good conversation on our relationship, its significance and its growth.
“Appreciated the successful visit of PM @narendramodi to the US and the Quad Leaders’ Summit,” he tweeted.
Earlier in the day, the US Deputy Secretary of State held talks with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
The talks come days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit during which he held the first in-person bilateral talks with President Joe Biden. Both the leaders said the India-US relationship is set to get stronger and closer.
Foreign Secretary Shringla and US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman held talks on taking forward the strategic partnership for global good as envisioned by Prime Minister Modi and President Biden, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.
“They took stock of bilateral issues ranging from Covid-19, security and defense, economic, climate and clean energy and people to people linkages”.
The two “discussed issues of regional interest, especially the evolving situation in Afghanistan, as well as developments at the UN.
They “Reiterated commitment for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, including through continued cooperation under the Quad,” he posted.
Wendy Sherman arrived on Tuesday evening on a three-day visit to India.
She is also slated to call on External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.