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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets PM Modi, holds joint press briefing with MEA Jaishankar

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a three-day visit to India, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held a joint press briefing, touching upon a wide range of issues, including bilateral trade.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a three-day visit to India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday in the national capital. They discussed various aspects of the bilateral relationship to strengthen the India-US strategic partnership. Pompeo also congratulated PM Modi on winning a decisive mandate in the recent Lok Sabha elections.(Reuters)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Japan's Osaka later this month. While Pompeo will join President Trump, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will join PM Modi for the summit. (Reuters)

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Pompeo’s talks with India are the first high-level interaction between the two countries after the return of the Modi government to power last month. (PTI)

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Later in the day, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar held a joint press briefing with Pompeo and underlined that it is natural for the two countries to have differences over trade and they will mutually try to address them effectively. (Reuters)

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The two leaders touched upon a wide range of issues, including bilateral trade, cross-border terrorism, the situation in Gulf, and defence. Pompeo highlighted that both countries see each other as bigger than just bilateral partners and can help each other all around the world. (Reuters)