Mike Pompeo in India highlights: Jaishankar, Mike Pompeo issue joint statement post bilateral talks in Delhi
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday night on his three-day visit to the country to strengthen strategic ties between the two nations ahead of Modi and Trump meet in Osaka, Japan on the sidelines of G-20 Summit.Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Wednesday to discuss agenda for the US-India strategic partnership. While the details of the Jaishankar-Pompeo meeting were immediately not known, India’s missile defence system deal with Russia, terrorism, H-1B visas, trade and the situation arising out of US sanctions on buying oil from Iran, were likely to be discussed during the talks, reported PTI.Follow highlights here:
We can keep energy at right prices and deter terror threat: Mike Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, “We all know that Iran is world’s largest state sponsor of terror and Indian people have suffered from terror around the world. We’ve a shared understanding of threat and a common purpose to ensure that we can keep energy at right prices and deter this threat, reports news agency ANI.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:We all know that Iran is world's largest state sponsor of terror&Indian people have suffered from terror around the world. We've a shared understanding of threat&a common purpose to ensure that we can keep energy at right prices&deter this threat pic.twitter.com/ViVQHCgOsq— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on ‘trade disputes & S-400
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US Secy of State on 'trade disputes & S-400': I've never found a partner ally no matter how close, where we didn't have places where we've to work through things.We've endeavoured to make sure that our countries can provide security for itself,want India to be able to do that too pic.twitter.com/p8aTpO9JkK— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019
US wants India to embrace fair and reciprocal trade, lower barriers
The Trump Administration wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lower the trade barriers and embrace “fair and reciprocal” trade. “There is enormous potential to grow our trade relationship and create the high-quality jobs that Prime Minister Modi wants if India lowers trade barriers and embraces fair and reciprocal trade,” according to a State Department Fact Sheet released on Tuesday.3:29 pm IST
Express strong commitment to achieve full potential of India-US ties: PM
PM Modi thanked US secretary of state Mike Pompeo amid activity-packed bilateral talks on Tuesday and underlined the relations it shares with US.
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called on Prime Minister @narendramodi this morning.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 26, 2019
Secretary Pompeo conveyed greetings of @POTUS @realDonaldTrump to the Prime Minister and congratulated the Prime Minister on his electoral victory. @SecPompeo pic.twitter.com/9DWk60A2d7
India’s interest has been shared with US: Jaishankar on US-Iran ties
Talking about US-Iran issues, S Jaishankar said, “We discussed the situation in the Gulf, I shared our interests and concerns with Secretary Pompeo, energy security is part of it but there are other concerns as well about diaspora, regional security and trade.” He confirmed that Chabahar did not come up in the talks today because India does not an outstanding concern there at the moment.3:00 pm IST
India-US have bolstered defence cooperation: Pompeo
Addressing the media, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “US-India partnership is already beginning to reach new heights, we have bolstered our defence cooperation, we have solidified our common vision for free and open Indo-Pacific. We have grown cooperation in energy, space and other areas”2:55 pm IST
Great friends are bound to have disagreements: Pompeo on India-US trade
Underlining that two countries are involved in trade with somebody, issues will surface, Mike Pompeo said, “We address trade differences between trade in good spirit. “ On trade issues, S Jaishankar said, “If you trade with somebody and particularly if they’re your biggest trading partners, it is impossible that you do not have trade issues. The sign of a mature relationship is your ability to negotiate the way through that relationship. Perhaps, it has not been as effective as it could and should have been in the recent past. We both are leaving this meeting convinced that we will tell our countries that they need to try harder. We will do what is in our national interest.”2:52 pm IST
India is an important friend, will work through the issues: Pompeo
We can see each other not just as bilateral partners, but something much bigger than that, so that we can help each other all around the world. Acknowledging the trade differences, Pompeo said, “ India is an important friend and partner for America. We’re looking at the issues at the moment. Wwe will find a way to work through them. We can see each other not just as bilateral partners, but something much bigger than that, so that we can help each other all around the world.”2:50 pm IST
Cross border terrorism find a mention in India-US dialogue
Addressing the media, S Jaishankar said, “We discussed a number of bilateral and global issues, on terrorism, I took the opportunity to express our appreciation for the strong support that we have received from the Trump administration, what we say is really zero tolerance for cross border terrorism.”2:45 pm IST
Jaishankar, US Secy issue joint statement
Concluding bilateral talks panning trade, terrorism, energy, security and defence cooperation among several other India-US interests, foreign minister S Jaishankar and US secretary of state issued a joint statement.
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Press Statements (Visit of Secretary of State of The United States of America to India) https://t.co/a5R82F5IEu— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 26, 2019
S Jaishankar hosts lunch for Pompeo
Talks between US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar are over. EAM Jaishankar is hosting a lunch for the US secretary of state.12:17 pm IST
Pompeo meets foreign minister Jaishankar
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in the national capital.
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Welcoming a close friend.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 26, 2019
Continuing the emphasis on high-level Indo-US exchanges, EAM @DrSJaishankar warm-heartedly welcomed @SecPompeo as the first US dignitary visiting India after elections. @SecPompeo is the first Foreign Minister to be hosted by EAM. pic.twitter.com/8jk7Pf3LzY
US secy Pompeo arrives for a meeting in South Block
After a morning meet with PM Modi, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reached South Block for a meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
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Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NSA Ajit Doval arrive for a meeting at South Block. (Earlier visuals) pic.twitter.com/f752tSTZfu— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019
Pompeo to meet foreign minister S Jaishankar shortly
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning. He is next scheduled to met minister of external affair S Jaishankar around noon today.10:27 am IST
Pompeo meets PM Modi
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two have reportedly discussed various aspects of the bilateral relationship to strengthen the India-US strategic partnership.. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was also a part of the meeting. Secretary Pompeo’s visit marks the third visit to India by a Secretary of State during the Trump Administration.
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Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership@SecPompeo called on PM @narendramodi to exchange views on various aspects of Indo-US relationship. PM will meet President @realDonaldTrump on the sidelines of the upcoming #G20OsakaSummit pic.twitter.com/Jjjp9gTKbd— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 26, 2019
India keen to seal sanction waiver on S-400 during Mike Pompeo’s visit
India believes it meets the criteria for a waiver from US sanctions on the $5.2-billion deal with Russia for the S-400 missile defence system and New Delhi cannot “wish away” its long-standing defence relations with Moscow, according to people familiar with the developments.
The S-400 deal, threatened with sanctions by the US, is expected to figure in talks on Wednesday between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who arrived in New Delhi late on Tuesday night.9:33 am IST
For Pompeo, first morning in South Block with NSA Doval
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet NSA Ajit Doval in South Block on Wednesday morning at 11 AM. Multiple issues including terror and defence are slated for discussion prior to a meeting between PM Modi and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-20 summit at Osaka on June 28.9:32 am IST
Pompeo likely to rake demand for reducing trade barriers imposed by India
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will put forward the US’ demand for reducing trade barriers imposed by India during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. “There is enormous potential to grow our trade relationship and create the high-quality jobs that Prime Minister Modi wants if India lowers trade barriers and embraces fair and reciprocal trade,” said an official statement.9:28 am IST
Visit to India aimed at deepening strategic relationship: US
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to India is aimed at deepening strategic relationship with the largest democratic country of the world, the US had said on Tuesday.