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2+2 meeting: India, US discuss Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan peace reconciliation

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The and here on Friday held a 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue to discuss over the diplomatic stance on the region as well as stabilizing peace in

According to a press statement released by the US Embassy, Principal of State and of Defense met with Indian of the Secretary of the for an inter-sessional 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue between US and

"The two sides discussed our strong strategic partnership and ways to advance our cooperation on critical diplomatic and security priorities, including our shared vision of a free and open region and a stable and prosperous Afghanistan," the statement read.

The first round of the meeting on the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held in in September 2018 and focussed on the need for upholding peaceful resolution of territorial maritime disputes, promoting market-based economics, supporting good governance, fundamental rights, and liberties, and preventing external economic coercion.

The Dialogue was held between US Micheal Pompeo, James Mattis, Indian and

The 2+2 Dialogue between and the US was launched as a reflection of the shared commitment by and Us to provide a positive, forward-looking vision for the India-U.S. strategic partnership and to promote synergy in their diplomatic and security efforts, the said in its statement.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 13:40 IST