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Visit of Stephen E. Biegun, Deputy Secretary of State of the United States of America (October 12-14, 2020)

October 13, 2020

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun, is visiting New Delhi on 12-14 October 2020.

During his visit, he held talks with Foreign Secretary, Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla on 13 October 2020. They reviewed the entire gamut of engagements under the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, including political, security and defense, economic, commercial, technology and people-to-people contacts. They exchanged views on a number of regional and global issues of mutual interest. They discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in the United Nations, especially during India's membership of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2021-2022.

During his visit, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State also called on the External Affairs Minister and the National Security Advisor and discussed ongoing bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on developments in the region.

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary participated in the inaugural session of Annual India-U.S. Virtual Forum, a Track 1.5 Dialogue, and spoke about ongoing India-U.S. cooperation to combat Covid-19 Pandemic and strengthen the bilateral relationship and cooperation in the multilateral fora.

Deputy Secretary Biegun’s visit was an important opportunity to discuss various bilateral matters with a commitment to further strengthen the India-U.S. Strategic Partnership.

Both sides look forward to continued high-level engagement on matters of mutual interest, including bilateral, regional, and global issues.

New Delhi
October 13, 2020


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