India-US Joint Statement: EAM S Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Discuss Terrorism, Defence, Iran and Other Bilateral Issues
US Secy of State Mike Pompeo and EAM S Jaishankar (Photo Credits: Twitter/MEAIndia)

New Delhi, June 26: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday arrived in New Delhi for his three-day visit to the country to strengthen bilateral ties between two nations ahead of G20 Summit in Japan's Osaka, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump will meet. Pompeo met PM Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to nourish strategic ties. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Meets PM Narendra Modi, EAM S Jaishankar in New Delhi; Terrorism, H1B Visa, Russia Arms Deal In Focus.

The key issues discussed in the meeting were terrorism, trade, H1B visas and the situation arising out of US sanctions on buying oil from Iran. Concluding bilateral talks panning trade, terrorism, energy and defence cooperation among several other, foreign minister S Jaishankar and US secretary of state issued a joint statement. 'Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai': Mike Pompeo Uses Popular BJP Slogan To Hail PM Narendra Modi, Watch Video.

"India and the United States have a strategic partnership and that is actually based on deep and broad convergence which has been steadily growing over last many years," Jaishankar said. "We discussed a number of bilateral and global issues, on terrorism, I took the opportunity to express our appreciation for the strong support that we have received from the Trump administration, what we say is really zero tolerance for cross border terrorism," he added.

Speaking on the US-India partnership, Mike Pompeo said, "US-India partnership is already beginning to reach new heights, we have bolstered our defence cooperation, we have solidified our common vision for free and open Indo-Pacific. We have grown cooperation in energy, space and other areas."

Taking on U.S.-Iran Tensions, Jaishankar said, "We discussed the situation in the Gulf, I shared our interests and concerns with Secretary Pompeo, energy security is part of it but there are other concerns as well about diaspora, regional security, and trade."

This meeting comes two days before the 2019 G20 Summit, where the United States President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet. The G-20 Summit will be held in Osaka city of Japan on Friday and Saturday. On Thursday, Pompeo will travel to Japan to attend the 2019 G20 Osaka summit.