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India To Discuss Bilateral Ties In India-ASEAN Summit

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  • External Affairs minister S Jaishankar met US Secretary of state Antony Blinken today
  • Bilateral ties over the raging Ukraine conflict, energy issues, G20,and the situation in the Indo-Pacific were discussed.
  • The meeting is conducted days before meeting between PM Modi and President Biden

Phnom Pneh: External Affairs minister S Jaishankar met US Secretary of state Antony Blinken today to discuss bilateral ties over the raging Ukraine conflict, energy issues, G20, and the situation in the Indo-Pacific. The meeting between the top diplomats of the two countries took place on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India Summit in the Cambodian capital.

Dr. S. Jaishankar tweeted about his meeting, “A good meeting with US Secretary of StateSec Blinken. Discussed Ukraine, Indo-Pacific, energy, G20, and bilateral relations”.

The meeting is conducted days before a possible meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden. Jaishankar is accompanied by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, who is leading the Indian delegation to the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit and the 17th East Asia Summit.

Vice President of India also tweeted about the East Asian Summit on his official twitter account.

A joint statement has been issued that acknowledged te deep civilizational linkages, maritime connectivity, and cross- cultural exchanges between Southeast Asia and India. The ASEAN member states and India sought to strengthen cooperation on cybersecurity by establishing a dialogue platforms between India and ten-member bloc.

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