India, US to hold ‘two-plus-two dialogue’ on Sept 6

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Washington: India will hold the inaugural ‘two-plus-two dialogue’ with the US on September 6 in New Delhi, the US State Department announced on Friday.

The US last month postponed the dialogue schedule which was supposed to be held in Washington due to ‘unavoidable reasons’.

“The United States is pleased to announce the inaugural of US-India ‘two-plus-two dialogue’ in India,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.

He also informed that ‘Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis would be travelling to India for the dialogue’.

The dialogue was announced last year during the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Donald Trumph at the White House. Earlier, India and Japan had similar mechanism between them in the year 2010.

‘Two plus two dialogue’ is the term used for the institutionalisation of a dialogue mechanism between two countries consisting of the key ministries of defence & external affairs.

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