New Delhi will be the first stop for the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's week long visit to the Indo-Pacific region. He's likely to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss Indo-US bilateral ties.
Washington: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would visit India this month to mould relations with the re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These bilateral ties would be beneficial and incredibly important for both the countries, he added.
New Delhi would be Pompeo’s first stop and South Korea his last during his week-long visit to the Indo-Pacific region, beginning June 24. He will also visit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Easter bombings against Christians.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity both to give the set of remarks about how it is our relationship is so closely tied economically, but also importantly the things that the United States and India can continue to do to build out what is an incredibly important relationship for both countries," Pompeo said.
Pompeo will preview elements of a cooperative agenda during his remarks at the India Ideas Summit at the US Chamber of Commerce, said state department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.
His next stop will be in Colombo, where Pompeo will express America's solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka as they stand united against the despicable Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. He will also discuss promising opportunities for US-Sri Lanka cooperation based on shared commitments to a free and open Indo-Pacific region, she added.
She further continued, “Pompeo will join Trump in meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to coordinate ‘on the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea’, and to discuss ways to strengthen trilateral cooperation with South Korea on" the unified approach towards North Korea" and other shared challenges. Following the G20 Summit, Pompeo will accompany Trump to South Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in.
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Last Updated Jun 13, 2019, 10:43 AM IST