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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in US, discuss bilateral, regional issues

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is visiting Washington from March 11 in connection with the bilateral Foreign Office and Strategic Security Dialogue with the

During his three-day visit, the will meet with US at the on Monday morning (local time) and discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest.

In Washington D.C, Gokhale would also hold Foreign Office with his US counterpart, the Under for Political Affairs and the Strategic Security Dialogue with the Under for Arms Control and International Security,

"These are regular high-level dialogue mechanisms to review bilateral relations, exchange views on major foreign policy and security-related developments and coordinate respective positions on issues of common interest," said.

Gokhale is also slated to meet with senior leaders in the and the US Congress.

The Foreign Secretary's meet with his American counterparts comes amidst heightened tensions between and following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel.

Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack, following which there has been intense global pressure on to quash all on its soil.

In fact, showing its solidarity with India, the had bluntly told to stop providing support and safe haven to terror groups and terrorists in the immediate aftermath of the terror attack.

No country has officially offered to mediate between the two countries, according to Ravish Kumar. However, US has claimed that the has been "involved and trying to help them (and Pakistan) stop."

Making its stand very clear, has sought credible, verifiable and sustained action from the Pakistani side against terror groups while saying that mere words will not be enough to appease the international community.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 09:01 IST
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