Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla briefed media persons in Washington DC this morning about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meetings with several government and corporate leaders.
Talking about Mr Modi’s meeting with the US Vice President Kamala Harris, Mr Shringla said the two leaders appreciated the bilateral relationship between the US and India.
Ms Harris also acknowledged and appreciated India’s efforts of helping several other countries by providing them Covid vaccines and aid during the tough times of this pandemic, Mr Shringla said.
Foreign Secretary said, US Vice President suo motu referred to Pakistan’s role with regards to terrorism and assured that the countries should make sure that terror groups don’t impact US and Indian secruity.
On Mr Modi’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Shringla said, Japanese leader assured his commitment towards a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
Mr Modi and Japanese Prime Minister agreed to enhance bilateral security and defence cooperation, including in the area of defence equipment and technologies, Mr Shringla said.
He said, the two leaders also discussed plans of advancing smooth and timely implementation of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project.