Michael Pompeo on Tuesday met India’s Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

Tokyo [Japan]:

US State Division Secretary Michael Pompeo on Tuesday met India’s Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Quad ministerial assembly and re-affirmed that the US-India relations will probably be superior to make sure a safe and affluent Indo-Pacific area.

“Productive assembly as we speak with Indian Minister of Exterior Affairs Dr S Jaishankar. Collectively we’re advancing US-India relations, combatting COVID-19 and guaranteeing a safe and affluent Indo-Pacific for all,” stated Pompeo in a tweet.

Earlier, Mr Jaishankar had stated, “Started my Tokyo go to with a bilateral assembly with @SecPompeo. Happy to see the progress of our partnership in so many fields. Will work collectively for stability and prosperity within the Indo- Pacific.”

Mr Pompeo and Mr Jaishankar are in Tokyo to attend the second overseas ministers’ assembly of the Quadrilateral grouping (India, US, Australia and Japan).

This grouping is seen as a response to China’s rising army assertiveness within the Indo-Pacific area.

It’s the first assembly of Quad overseas ministers amid border tensions between India and China.

A gathering of Quad leaders was held on the sidelines of the UN Common Meeting final yr.

The Quad assembly is predicted to give attention to strategic and safety challenges within the area and joint technique is more likely to be mentioned.