Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden met virtually, as External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were in Washington for the fourth ‘2+2’ foreign and defence ministry dialogues with their U.S. counterparts.
GS II- International Relations
Dimensions of the Article:
- Highlights of the Meeting
- ‘2+2’ Dialogue
Highlights of the Meeting
- The war between Russia and Ukraine featured prominently in the opening remarks of both.
- The two Leaders had an extensive exchange of views on several regional and global issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, global economic recovery, climate action, recent developments in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, and the situation in Ukraine.
- They also took stock of the significant progress made in bilateral relations in recent years.
- Both leaders agreed that further strengthening of the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership would be of tremendous benefit to the two countries, and would also contribute to global peace, prosperity and stability.
- It’s a discussion format in which defence and foreign ministers or secretary meet with counterparts from other countries.
- The 2+2 Ministerial is the two countries’ highest-level institutional framework.
- India holds such talks with Australia and Japan as well.
- This was India’s fourth 2+2 meeting (Washington), the first of which took place in New Delhi in September 2018.
- US holds such ministerial dialogues with Australia and Japan also.
-Source: The Hindu, PIB