US officials reiterate commitment to deepen bilateral ties

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New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Two senior US officials, during a visit to India, have reiterated US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to expand and deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries, the US Embassy said on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued by the US Embassy, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells travelled to India from July 31 to August 1.

During their visit, they spoke at the inaugural India-US Forum and met Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Doval, other senior government officials as well as thought leaders, and business executives.

“In their meetings, Deputy Assistant to the President Curtis and Ambassador Wells reiterated President Trump and Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to expand and deepen the strategic partnership between our countries and advance common objectives such as combatting terrorist threats, promoting security and stability across the Indo-Pacific region, increasing free and fair trade, and strengthening energy linkages,” the statement said.

“Both looked forward to maintaining the positive momentum of the bilateral relationship following Prime Minister Modi’s successful visit to Washington in June,” it added.

–IANS

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