Jaishankar, Blinken discussed full range of issues: US official

Washington, July 1: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar discussed a full range of bilateral and regional issues including counter-terrorism and trade in his meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken here, a top US official has said.

Blinken had hosted Jaishankar, who was here on a day-long visit, for a working lunch at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department on Monday.

"Discussions included the full range of bilateral issues, including counter-terrorism, climate, clean energy, strengthening US-India business ties and regional connectivity," State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said.

On June 29, Blinken hosted Jaishankar and Indian Ambassador to the US Arun K Singh for a working lunch.

He was joined by Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Catherine Novelli and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal, he added.


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