Laying the foundation for PM Modi’s meeting with US President Donald Trump in Osaka, Japan on the sidelines of the 14th G20 Summit, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met PM Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday in Delhi.
PM Modi during his talks with secretary Pompeo, reiterated priorities his govt attaches to US and “outlined his vision for the strategic partnership in the new tenure of the government”, according to an Indian govt release. Pompeo and Jaishankar had a frank discussion on a range of topics, From US-Iran tensions to S400 to trade issues to terror.
Terror was something both agreed on with EAM expressing India’s appreciation for the “strong support” received from trump admin and zero tolernce for cross border terrorism. Pompeo said US, “will strengthen India’s ability to fight terrorism” and New Delhi’s ability to fight the scourge “should be second to none”.