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FS Gokhale meets US under secretary to prepare for two plus two dialogue

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

India's new and for Political Affairs held preparatory talks for the next first bilateral two plus two talks.

The two top diplomats held a wide range of talks on bilateral and regional issues in addition to laying the ground work for the two plus two meeting in April, sources told

While things are in a state of flux at the of the State Department, because of the firing of as the and his replacement is yet to be confirmed, officials said that as of now there was no indication from the American side on any changes in the forthcoming major talks between the two countries.

Officials from the either side have not yet announced any dates of such a dialogue, but it was previously scheduled for some time in mid-April.

The launch of two-plus-two dialogue was announced last summer when had a successful meeting with US at the

The dialogue involves Sushma Swaraj, and their American counterparts.

During his current visit, Gokhale is also scheduled to meet officials at the and US in addition to joining for a joint meetings involving officials from the State Department and the

The Indian to the US, Navtej Singh Sarna, also accompanied Gokhale at his meeting with Shannon, which was described as fruitful and result oriented.

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

First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 00:10 IST