India-US Partnership One Of The Most Consequential In The World: Blinken

Washington DC: Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed a joint press conference on Tuesday.

EAM S Jaishankar talked about the strengthening relationship between India and the US. He further expressed concern over the rising oil prices.

Key Takeaways

  • EAM S Jaishankar said that “We’ve concerns about the price of oil. The price of oil is breaking our back. This is our big concern”.
  • He further talked about the very deep concern among developing countries about how their energy needs are addressed and energy markets under stress must soften up.
  • Talking about India-US relations he added that “our national, economic, technological security are all enhanced by closer collaboration”.
  • He further added that “I express appreciation at the strong cooperation that we got from the US on tackling international terrorism, in particular, the listing of well-known and wanted terrorists by US sanction process,”.
  • He further talked about the Ukraine crisis and added that “This conflict is not in anybody’s interest. The best way forward is to return to dialogue and diplomacy.”
  • US Secretary Blinken reiterated Prime Minister Modi’s message to the Russian President and added that “I think he captured, as well as anyone I have heard, fundamentally what this moment is about.”
  • He further added “India and the United States have made real progress in elevating their partnership through institutions like QUAD and G20 and international organisations at the United Nations.”
  • He said “The partnership between India and the US is simply one of the most consequential in the world.
  • Speaking over the presidency, he said “With India holding the presidency at the UNSC in December and taking over the presidency at G20 next year, we will be able to drive more global cooperation and action together.”
  • He addressed the issue of sale of F16 to Pakistan and added that “This is a sustained program for F16s that Pakistan has long had.
  • He added that “These are not new, this is sustaining what they have. We’ve a responsibility and obligation to whomever we provide military equipment to, that it’s maintained and sustained.”

(With Agency Inputs)

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