Pompeo-Jaishankar discuss Kashmir, strategic ties and Indo Pacific

Published: Oct 3, 2019, 7:06 am IST

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met US Secretary of Defence Dr Mark T Esper and discussed important issues concerning future direction in bilateral ties.

“Delighted to meet Secretary of Defence. A productive exchange on the future direction of our cooperation. Looking forward to working with you,” Dr Jaishankar tweeted.

Meanwhile, a readout of the meeting between Dr Jaishankar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was released by the State Department.

It said US Secretary of State Pompeo in his meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister discussed a range of issues including growing strategic bilateral ties, developments in Kashmir and global issues of concern.

Dr Jaishankar and  Pompeo met at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department on Monday.

“They also discussed plans to advance our complementary visions of a free and open Indo-Pacific region following the successful Quadrilateral Consultations on the margins of the UN General Assembly,” the readout by US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said.  (UNI)