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Eye on China, India-US vow to work towards sovereign Indo-Pacific

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on Thursday, discussed the security situation in the Indo-Pacific region. The two leaders reiterated their commitment to fighting COVID-19 and cooperation towards the advancement of peace in Afghanistan.

“Great speaking with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar about US-India relationship and our work to combat COVID-19. We remain united to advance peace in Afghanistan, and to a secure, and sovereign Indo-Pacific in which all countries can prosper,” Pompeo said after the call.

The US-India relationship has assumed a new dimension in the aftermath of the Galwan crisis as well as in light of the global fight against coronavirus. While India remains one of the worst-affected countries with Chinese expansionism, Pompeo has, on several platforms, stressed that China’s expansionism is the biggest challenge of the present times.

World community extended support to India
Most recently, Pompeo had also called for a global front against China. The international community including Australia, Japan and others extended support to India in its diplomatic fight against China’s territorial claims.

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