India and U.S. Hold First 2+2 Dialogue on Defence

Narendra Modi meets the US Secretary of State, Mr. Michael R. Pompeo and the US Secretary of Defence, Mr. James Mattis, in New Delhi on September 06, 2018
Narendra Modi meets the US Secretary of State, Mr. Michael R. Pompeo and the US Secretary of Defence, Mr. James Mattis, in New Delhi on September 06, 2018

The U.S. Secretary of State Mr. Michael Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defence Mr. James Mattis, called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Thursday.

According to a government statement, they conveyed greetings of President Trump to the Prime Minister who recalled his interactions with President Trump and requested Secretaries to convey his greetings to him.

It is said that the Modi government is inviting Trump to be the chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

The Secretaries briefed the Prime Minister on the fruitful and productive 2+2 dialogue held earlier on Thursday.

PM Modi congratulated both the Secretaries and their Indian counterparts, External Affairs Minister and Defence Minister, for holding of the first 2+2 dialogue between the two countries.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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