India is one among the foremost important partners within the Indo-Pacific region : US

India is one among the foremost important partners within the Indo-Pacific region : US
India is one among the foremost important partners within the Indo-Pacific region

The us on Tuesday termed India "one of the foremost important partners within the Indo-Pacific region" and said it welcomes its emergence as leading global power."India is one among the foremost important partners within the Indo-Pacific region to us. We welcome India's emergence as a number one global power and its role as a net security provider within the region," said US State Department spokesperson Ned Price during a press briefing.

"We cooperate on a good range of diplomatic and security issues, including defense, non-proliferation, regional cooperation within the Indo-Pacific, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, environment, health, education, technology, agriculture, space and oceans which list isn't exhaustive," he added.

Price also welcomed India's tenure at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member, adding that the US remains India's largest trading partner, with total bilateral trade increasing to USD 146 billion in 2019.

The State Department spokesperson also mentioned the conversation between US State Secretary Antony Blinken and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

"Secretary Blinken today spoke together with his Indian counterpart secretary of state Jaishankar. i feel i might start by saying that the US-India comprehensive strategic partnership is both broad also as multifaceted. we'll still engage at the very best levels of pour government to deepen cooperation on many fronts and that we are confident that the strong and upward trajectory of our partnership will continue," he said.

Speaking on India-China talks on border dispute: "We are closely monitoring things we all know the continued talks between governments of India and China and that we still support direct dialogue and a peaceful resolution of these border disputes."

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