Statement on U.S.-India 2+2 Intercessional Meeting

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells and Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver met with Indian Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs Gourangalal Das and Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Shambhu Kumaran today for an intersessional of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.  The two sides discussed our strong strategic partnership and ways to advance our cooperation on critical diplomatic and security priorities, including our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region and a stable and prosperous Afghanistan.  The meeting built on the historic 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue held in New Delhi in September, 2018, and demonstrates the close ties between our governments and our people.