US Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken will visit India on July 27 and 28. This will be his first visit to the country since taking office as US Secretary of State under the Joe Biden administration. During his stay in India, Blinken will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other officials.
Blinken, during his meetings with Prime Minister Modi, Jaishankar will hold a wide range of bilateral, regional and global discussions, his spokesman said on Friday.
In addition to his trip to New Delhi, Blinken will also visit Kuwait on his overseas trip from July 26 to July 29, which, according to State Department spokesman Ned Price, should reaffirm America’s commitment to strengthening partnerships and highlight cooperation on their shared priorities.
COVID, Indo-Pacific Interaction Among Discussion Issues
“On July 28, in New Delhi, Secretary Blinken will meet with Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss a wide range of issues, including continuing cooperation on the response to COVID-19, engagement with the Indo-Pacific region, common interests of regional security, shares democratic values and counteraction to the climate crisis, ”Price said.
“On July 28, Blinken will travel to Kuwait to meet with senior Kuwaiti officials to continue discussions on key bilateral issues that highlight the importance of our 60-year diplomatic relationship,” he said. The senior American diplomat will return to Washington on July 29.