India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale held Foreign Office Consultations on Wednesday in Washington, DC.
The officials reaffirmed their commitment to the Indo-US Strategic Partnership, according to a press statement from the India Embassy in the US, which added that in this context, they reviewed progress made since the Ministerial 2+2 meeting and discussed ways to further expand cooperation.
According to the Indian government, the two officials exchanged views on building convergences in the Indo-Pacific and agreed to work with each other and regional partners to promote inclusivity, stability, peace and prosperity in the region.
Both sides called on Pakistan to meaningfully address the concerns of the international community on terrorism, including cross-border terrorism.
India’s Foreign Secretary invited Under Secretary Hale to visit New Delhi for the next round of Consultations.