India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will host the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd J Austin III for the fifth 2+2 ministerial meeting. This dialogue, a follow-up to the April session in the US, aims to review progress in defense and security cooperation, technology collaborations, and people-to-people ties.
The ministers will discuss various global issues, including the Israel-Hamas conflict, Russia-Ukraine tensions, Canada-India diplomatic concerns, Indo-Pacific affairs, and the strengthening of defense and diplomatic ties. The meeting occurs amid ongoing global conflicts, even though they don’t directly impact India or the US
India is looking to discuss the Quad, a group involving the US, Japan, Australia, and India, during the upcoming ministerial meeting. They aim to finalize details about the next Quad Summit, which India plans to host in January 2024. There’s anticipation that if President Biden confirms his participation, leaders like PM Kishida and PM Albanese would also attend. The potential date on the table is January 24th, as per a source.
The ministers, in a joint statement, emphasized their commitment to regional stability and prosperity. They support an inclusive regional setup, following the rule of law, freedom of navigation, peaceful dispute resolution, and ASEAN centrality. They stressed the importance of obeying international law, especially in the South China Sea, to address challenges to the rules-based order.
WRITTEN BY :- MALLA GREESHMA , COLLEGE :- SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISWAVIDYALAYAM , A ,9TH SEMESTER LEGAL JOURNALISM INTERN AT LEGAL VIDHIYA
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