India and the United States held a bilateral 2+2 Inter-sessional meeting in virtual mode. During the meeting, both sides reviewed the progress and developments in bilateral ties in defence, security, and foreign policy areas. They explored opportunities for enhancing ongoing cooperation in these fields based on mutual interest. They also exchanged views about regional developments, and agreed to pursue their quest for a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
Participants of 2 plus 2 intersessional meeting:
The Indian delegation was led jointly by Ms Vani Rao, Joint Secretary (America) in the Ministry of External Affairs and Shri Somnath Ghosh, Joint Secretary (International Cooperation) in the Ministry of Defence. The U.S. delegation was led jointly by Mr. Dean Thompson, Senior Bureau Official, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in the U.S. Department of State and Mr David Helvey, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs in the U.S. Department of Defense.