Washington: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday met US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and discussed the progress in bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to take it forward.
Jaishankar, who arrived here from New York Wednesday after addressing the 78th General Assembly session of the United Nations, also met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken later in the day.
“Began my Washington DC visit with a meeting with NSA @JakeSullivan46. Recognized the tremendous progress in our bilateral relationship this year and discussed taking it forward,” Jaishankar said in a post on X.
Jaishankar met Blinken at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department, and US Trade Representative Katherine Tie. This is the highest level meeting between the two countries after the recently concluded G-20 summit in New Delhi and amidst India-Canada diplomatic row.
Jaishankar is also expected to hold a series of meetings with senior officials of the Biden administration, review the progress made between the two countries after the historic State Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June and talk about other regional and global issues.