US officials reiterate commitment to deepen bilateral ties

deepening ties between India and the US

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s commitment to expand and deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries have been recapitulated by two US officials during their visit to India, said the US embassy.

According to a statement issued by the US Embassy, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells travelled to India from July 31 to August 1.

During their visit, they spoke at the inaugural India-US Forum and met Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. In their meetings, they talked about the commitment to expand and deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries and advance common objectives such as combatting terrorist threats, promoting security and stability across the Indo-Pacific region, increasing free and fair trade, and strengthening energy linkages.

Both the nations look forward to maintaining the bilateral relations after PM Modi visited Washinton in June.