On September 6, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveled to New Dehli, India for the inaugural U.S.-India “2+2” Dialogue. Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis met with their Indian counterparts, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman, to discuss strengthening strategic, security, and defense cooperation as the United States and India jointly address challenges in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.
Here are some of the highlights:
Welcome to India
.@SecPompeo, #SecDef Mattis, and #GenDunford, Chairman @theJointStaff, have arrived in India for the inaugural #USIndia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Follow @USAndIndia and @USAmbIndia for more highlights from the #2Plus2Dialogue. pic.twitter.com/MvfeVmV7mv— Department of State (@StateDept) September 6, 2018
Excited to be in #Delhi with Sec Mattis @DeptofDefense to engage with our strategic partner #India @SushmaSwaraj & @nsitharaman on critical diplomatic & security priorities at the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue #2Plus2Dialogue @StateDept pic.twitter.com/Ecb1ljck5p— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 6, 2018
Namaste, #India I’m in #Delhi with @SecPompeo for the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, an opportunity to engage w India on diplomatic & security priorities. Hopefully I’ll we’ll have time to sample some #chaat ! #2Plus2Dialogue @statedept pic.twitter.com/6vxX4A9yuK— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) September 6, 2018
U.S.-India "2+2" Ministerial Dialogue
What’s the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue? It’s a fancy name for getting this group together to work through the issues that bind & challenge our world’s oldest & largest democracies. #India #2Plus2Dialogue @StateDept @DeptofDefense pic.twitter.com/eXkEmJfCta— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 6, 2018
Meeting today with my Indian counterpart @SushmaSwaraj for a robust discussion of topics at forefront of US-India relationship: from trade to energy & economic cooperation to terrorism #2Plus2Dialogue @StateDept pic.twitter.com/WPOSbPM5Vm— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 6, 2018
Thank you Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister, for a productive discussion with #SecDef Mattis and, #GenDunford, Chairman @theJointStaff, on strengthening the #USIndiaDefense partnership. #2Plus2Dialogue pic.twitter.com/27hm5TSUvu— Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) September 6, 2018
Editor's Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State's publication on Medium.
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