S Jaishankar On India America Relation: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Tuesday that he is very confident about this bilateral relationship. In a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Jaishankar said, “…I am very confident about the relationship.”
‘Big change seen in four decades’
He said, “The big change I have seen in my four decades as a diplomat was really in the transformation of India-US relations and your question – how do I see the trajectory – quite honestly, I am today in a joint venture.” I see the United States as much more international, much more attractive – much more open to engaging with a country like India, which is really thinking beyond traditional alliances, which has been very effective in finding common ground with potential or real partners.”
What did the foreign minister say on the quad?
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that a very good example of all this is actually in the Quad – the informal grouping of Australia, Japan, India and the United States. He said, “I mean, the fact was that Quad was something that we tried to do about two decades – 15 years ago. It didn’t work and it’s working very well today and it’s been a good thing for the last two years,” he said. has evolved significantly over the years.”
He said, “I think relations with the US open up a whole range of possibilities for us today, not just with the United States, although they are important in their own right because I think there is a lot in India at the moment. …and I think America will also benefit from working with the United States – whether it’s the economy, whether it’s technology, whether it’s security.”
‘Working with America is an exciting experience’
s. Jaishankar said, “I would say it’s been a very positive experience, a very exciting experience working with the US to shape the course of the world. I mean, it’s a really big leap forward for me.” Which we have created and I think the more we work together, the more we connect with each other, I think many more possibilities will emerge.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this
Blinken lauded the role of the Indian-American community, which he said does a lot to deepen ties between the two countries as well as shape the fabric of the country. He said, “And I would also add that we are grateful to the communities in India, including those of American descent, who are playing their part to strengthen ties for the betterment of both our countries and both of our peoples.” are.”
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