US values India as multilateral partner: Pompeo

January 7, 2021 at 10:08 PM

Citing cooperation between the United States and India, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington values India as a multilateral partner.

“Pompeo said the US values India as a multilateral partner, whether it is through the Quad, through new cooperation on Mekong regional issues, making Afghan peace negotiations successful, or working together during India’s upcoming term on the United Nations Security Council,” the US Department of State said in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Pompeo had praised External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar for his role in making US-India ties stronger.

Earlier on Monday, India’s flag was installed at the UNSC stakeout as the country begins its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful UN body for the 2021-22 period. (Financial Post)