“We are studying the 2+2 that will happen in November. The exact date has not yet been determined,” Schlingela told a group of Indian journalists after a three-day visit to Washington, DC, during which he met with Joe Biden Senior officials in the presidential administration, including the secretary of state.
The last 2+2 conference was held in New Delhi, and the next conference will be hosted here by the United States.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of the two sides held a ministerial dialogue 2+2.
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, S Jaishankar, and the Secretary of Defense, Rajnath Singh, will be chaired by their US counterparts, the Secretary of State Lincoln and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, to participate in the first 2 + 2 meetings between India and the United States of the Biden administration.
In addition to engaging in Afghanistan, the two countries also held extensive dialogues on regional and multilateral issues during their visit, including the United Nations and the Quartet summit to be held here later this year. He said that the United States’ special envoy for climate change, John Kerry, will also visit India soon.
On Friday, the Foreign Minister also held meetings with industry representatives organized by the US-India Strategy and Partnership Forum and the US-India Business Council.
“We cover a wide range of topics they are interested in,” he said, adding that they are very interested in India’s handling of the Covid19 situation, vaccine issues, India’s economic recovery, economic opportunities, and investment.
Shringla arrived in Washington, DC on Wednesday after a successful visit to New York, where he presided over a meeting of the UN Security Council. India assumed the chairmanship of this 15-member body in August.