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India, US discuss cooperation in Indo-Pacific

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and the US on Friday discussed cooperation in defence, foreign policy and the region during the course of a 2+2 inter-sessional meeting here on Friday.

According to a statement issued by the here, the inter-sessional meeting was set up following the first ever India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue held last year to make continued progress on bilateral cooperation on cross-cutting defence and foreign policy issues of interest to both sides.

"The two sides also exchanged views on regional developments as partners and stakeholders for a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific," the statement said.

India, the US, and are part of a quad revived in 2017 that seeks to work for peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, a region that spreads from the of to the of

The 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue held here in September last year was attended by Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman, US and then

In Friday's meeting, the side was led by Gourangalal Das, (Americas) in the and S Kumaran, in the while the US delegation was led by Alice Wells, Principal and Randall Schriver,

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 01:14 IST
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