The US and India’s top diplomats have pledged to deepen ties between their countries and strengthen a regional front against Beijing’s assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met in New Delhi for a series of meetings and a joint press conference. Blinken announced a 25 million dollar fund to support India’s COVID vaccination program. The two also discussed cooperation on Afghanistan.
High on the agenda was also the ‘Quad’ alliance between the US, India, Japan, and Australia, which was set up to counter China’s growing influence. The pair stressed their countries’ shared values and pledged to strengthen the ‘Quad’.
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