Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a telephone conversation on Wednesday, resolving to work together closely to further expand and deepen the multi-faceted strategic partnership between India and the US.
As per Ministry of External Affairs, “they emphasized that close and strong relations between India and the US were not only in mutual interest but also had regional and global significance.”
“In this context, they agreed to intensify cooperation in various sectors, including defence and security, energy, and economy. They also agreed to follow-up the firm resolve expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President dONALD Trump to cooperate closely in the global fight against terrorism.”
Tillerson assumed office as the Secretary of State under the new Trump administration on February 1.