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Mike Pompeo in India highlights: Jaishankar, Mike Pompeo issue joint statement post bilateral talks in Delhi

Mike Pompeo in India highlights: Pompeo met PM Modi on Wednesday morning. He also issued a joint statement with Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar , emphasising the agenda and common goals of the US-India strategic partnership.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 27, 2019 00:13 IST

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:

04:05 pm IST

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.

 

04:03 pm IST

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on ‘trade disputes & S-400

 

3:40 pm IST

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.

3:04 pm IST

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.

 

13:36 pm IST

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.  

11:58 am IST

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.

 

11:05 am IST

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. 

9:50 am IST

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.