New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark Esper met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday after the third 2+2 ministerial dialogue between the two countries during which Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA).
The Secretaries briefed the Prime Minister on their bilateral meetings and the fruitful and productive third India-US 2+2 dialogue held earlier today. They conveyed the U.S. Government’s continued interest in building stronger relations with India and working together to realize the shared vision and goals.
The Prime Minister appreciated the successful conclusion of the third 2+2 Dialogue. Expressing his satisfaction about the multifaceted growth in the bilateral Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership in recent years, he underlined the strong foundation of trust, shared values, and robust people-to-people ties between both countries.
“Call on PM @narendramodi by US Secretaries of State & Defense @SecPompeo & @EsperDoD. Guidance from the highest levels of Indian & American leadership has been instrumental in further strengthening and deepening the multifaceted ties between the two countries,” tweeted External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.
Guidance from the highest levels of Indian & American leadership has been instrumental in further strengthening and deepening the multifaceted ties between the two countries. pic.twitter.com/ecJvwT0dqm
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) October 27, 2020
India and the United States have signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA). Defence ministry’s Additional Secretary Jivesh Nandan signed the agreement on behalf of India.