Rex Tillerson in India: US secretary of state calls on Sushma Swaraj, pays tribute at Gandhi Smriti

Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, US Department of State met Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday

FP Staff October 25, 2017 14:20:41 IST
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson met Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday. The objective of the meet was to discuss further strengthening of India-US strategic partnership and collaboration on security in the India-Pacific region. AP
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US secretary of state Rex Tillerson met Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday. The objective of the meet was to discuss further strengthening of India-US strategic partnership and collaboration on security in the India-Pacific region. AP
During delegation-level talks with Swaraj, Tillerson is expected to advance the agenda laid out by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Modi’s visit to the White House in June, 2017. AP
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During delegation-level talks with Swaraj, Tillerson is expected to advance the agenda laid out by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Modi’s visit to the White House in June, 2017. AP
Ahead of his meeting with the external affairs minister, Tillerson had said that America's relationship with India is of strategic importance which is not limited to South Asia. AP
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Ahead of his meeting with the external affairs minister, Tillerson had said that America's relationship with India is of strategic importance which is not limited to South Asia. AP
Earlier in the day, Tillerson paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi. He also met India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in the morning. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the afternoon. AP
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Earlier in the day, Tillerson paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi. He also met India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in the morning. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the afternoon. AP
Tillerson called India and US natural allies while adding that both countries stand together shoulder to shoulder against terror. He also called India a crucial leader in Afghanistan region. PTI
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Tillerson called India and US natural allies while adding that both countries stand together shoulder to shoulder against terror. He also called India a crucial leader in Afghanistan region. PTI
Before setting out for India, Tillerson met Pakistani prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other top leaders in Pakistan. He urged them to step up their efforts to eradicate militants and terrorists operating within the country. AP
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Before setting out for India, Tillerson met Pakistani prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other top leaders in Pakistan. He urged them to step up their efforts to eradicate militants and terrorists operating within the country. AP