First of all, Pakistan was not mentioned in the India-US 2+2 ministerial talks and when asked about this, the US envoy to India said that the issue is not a matter of concern to the Americans at all. At a press briefing, responding to a question about Pakistan and cross-border terrorism missing from the joint statement, Garcetti said: “I don’t know the answer to that. But it certainly meant nothing to the Americans.”
In particular, the joint statement discussed the Israel–Hamas war and both countries expressed support for the Jewish state and also shared views on the Ukraine war. The two countries also discussed “countering China’s aggression.”
#Watch , Delhi: Asked why there was no mention of Pakistan and cross-border terrorism in the recent India-US joint statement, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti says, “I don’t know the answer to that. But there was not.” Certainly nothing for the Americans,” pic.twitter.com/Td9skj0zUf
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The joint statement also focused on counterterrorism and declared support for Israel against terrorist attacks, but without naming Hamas. According to TOI, for the first time since its inception, 2+2 did not mention Pakistan in its joint statement.
He said India-US cooperation is important in emerging areas, adding that apart from arms, they also focus on the operational level of their armies.
“We have taken important steps toward strengthening our core defense partnership, which continues to grow, building on the momentum seen through industrial cooperation and initiatives such as the US-India Roadmap in Defense,” Garcetti was quoted as saying by ANI. Is.”
“India-US cooperation and cooperation in emerging areas, and more importantly, because we sometimes focus only on weapons and what is being sold, or potentially co-developed, but the operationalization of our forces. The level, I think, is as important as the tools, and our countries discuss ways to deepen our science and our technology partnerships so that technology can be used with global good, not technology that divides us. Instead of harming us, technology that can connect us and protect us,” he said.
Delhi: On the US-India 2+2 dialogue and the way forward, Eric Garcetti, US Ambassador to India, says, “I think the joint statement will promote a flexible rules-based international order for the security of a free, open, and inclusive India.” Shows the resolve of both countries to deliver.” Pacific through Quad… pic.twitter.com/Jq7BSUdOzk
– ANI (@ANI) 20 November 2023
Speaking at the joint statement following the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, the US Ambassador said it aims to promote a flexible rules-based international order to safeguard a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific through QUAD and other metrics, global Shows the resolve of both the countries. issues. ,
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