WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is arriving in India today on a two-day visit. Ahead of his visit to India, Pompeo held talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar and underscored the Trump administration's firm commitment to work with India to further strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership between the two countries. A top official gave this information.
Mike Pompeo, who is on a visit to India from June 25 to 27, held talks with Jaishankar and congratulated him on becoming the External Affairs Minister. Foreign Ministry spokesman Morgan Ortagas has briefed on the matter. Almost three weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made Jaishankar as Foreign Minister, Pompeo has called for congratulations. Pompeo's visit is proposed ahead of a meeting between PM Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit (June 28-29).
Informing about his India mission, Pompeo said he believes in the reality that the two nations have a unique opportunity to move forward together for the good of their people, the Indo-Pacific region and the world. Pompeo will visit India, Sri Lanka, Japan and South Korea from June 24 to 30.