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US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken To Make First India Visit On July 27-28

During Blinken's visit, both India and US will discuss a range of issues including recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and the situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific.

US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken To Make First India Visit On July 27-28
US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken | File Photo-AP
US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken To Make First India Visit On July 27-28
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2021-07-23T20:59:08+05:30

US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken will visit India on July 27 and 28, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Friday.

During his visit, both India and US will discuss a range of issues including recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and the situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific.

It will be Blinken's first visit to India after assuming charge as the US Secretary of State.

The MEA said Blinken will meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on July 28.

It said Secretary Blinken's visit is an opportunity to continue the high-level bilateral dialogue and bolster the India-US global strategic partnership.

"Both sides will review the robust and multifaceted India-US bilateral relations, and potential for consolidating them further," the MEA said in a statement.

"Discussions will focus on regional and global issues of mutual interest – including recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indo-Pacific region, Afghanistan and cooperation in the UN," it added.

(PTI inputs)

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