Washington : The US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus acknowledged the importance of India and said that India is a very important friend for the United States where the latter can actually “lean upon” to resolve major challenges in the world.
Ortagus told news agency ANI that ‘US-India 2+2 Dialogue’ shows the significance of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
“It is important to note that it is only the second time we have had this 2+2 dialogue between the United States and India. It is the first time that it is being held in Washington. We have a very few of these around the world. I mean this shows the significance of the US bilateral relationship with India. India is incredibly important to us,” she said.
“We have a number of issues as it relates to counter-terrorism, economics, trade, security and then what’s most important is that the world’s oldest and the largest democracies talk on a range of these issues,” Ortagus said.
Another thing she spoke about is restoring peace in Afghanistan which can be achieved only with partnership of India.
“Another area we are working closely on is Afghanistan. The only way we will get to peace in Afghanistan is through partnerships with countries like India and the region to help us bring all people on the table,” she said.
“India is a very important friend to the United States, someone that we lean upon in helping us solve these big problems,” she added.