PM Modi Met US Secretary; discussed India-US Strategic Partnership

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  • US Sec Blinken convened with PM Modi on Wednesday evening
  • Welcomed President Biden's commitment towards strengthening the India-US Strategic Partnership
  • The US announced a grant of USD 25 million dollars to amplify the national vaccination drive

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening convened with US Secretary Antony Blinken. Taking to his micro blogging site, PM Modi welcomed President Joe Biden’s strong commitment to strengthening the India-US Strategic Partnership.

He said,” Good to meet US Secretary of State @SecBlinken today. I welcome  President Joe Biden’s strong commitment to strengthening the India-US Strategic Partnership, which is anchored in our shared democratic values and is a force of global good.”

Earlier during the day, US Sec Blinken met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar over a working lunch. The two sides discussed cooperation on a wide range of issues, including Afghanistan, countering COVID-19, the Indo-Pacific strategy and the Quad.

Addressing the joint conference with his S Jaishankar, the US diplomat said that there are very few relationships in the world that are more vital than the one between India and the US.

Meanwhile, the United States announced a USD 25 million grant to support the COVID-19 vaccination program across India. “US has contributed more than 200 million dollars worth COVID-19 assistance. I am pleased to announce that the US government will send additional 25 million dollars to support vaccination efforts across India,” Blinken announced during the joint press conference.

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