In a bid to discussed counter-terrorism and bilateral relations between the two countries, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar met US National Security Advisor Lt. Gen HR McMaster on Wednesday.
Jaishankar also met Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and discussed various issues, including ways to enhance economic and defence cooperation between India and the US.
“The relationship between the US and India is rooted in shared values of democracy and freedom,” Ryan said in a statement.
“We had a great opportunity today to build on this critical partnership by discussing ways to enhance our economic and defence cooperation,” it added.
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During the meeting, Jaishankar and Ryan expressed condolences of the US House of Representatives over the death of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a shooting in Kansas.
“Our people must continue to stand together, and I look forward to working with Foreign Secretary Jaishankar in the years ahead,” he said.
Jaishankar arrived in the US on Tuesday and will hold talks with top officials of the Trump administration and lawmakers. This is his third-trip to the US after Trump was elected the President.