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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Before Their Meeting

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in India -- SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, (inaudible), very good to see you again. As always, I’m glad that Quad meetings have brought us together but also given us the opportunity and the excuse to be able to compare notes directly on the many the challenges we’re dealing with together, the United States and India. I’m just grateful for our partnership, especially at a time of so much challenge. I’m grateful for India’s leadership on so many issues, including the thing that is literally plaguing the world, and that’s COVID-19. We’ll have an opportunity to talk about that as well as many both shared concerns, and also some opportunities in this region as a whole.

So very pleased with the opportunity for us to see each other and looking forward to getting together with our colleagues as well in a couple of hours.

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER JAISHANKAR: Thank you. Thank you, Tony. Good to see you, and good to see you all. I agree with you. I think the Quad has been (inaudible), and much of that is due to the fact that we all devoted a lot of time, energy, attention to that. We have made it into concrete actionable propositions (inaudible). As I said downstairs with the prime minister, (inaudible). But at the same time, a big part of that is because we have such strong bilateral relationships. And certainly for us in this century, the changing India-U.S. relationship (inaudible) been a very defining (inaudible).

(Inaudible), Mr. Secretary, and look at our relationship and see how we can continue to make it (inaudible).

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you. Thank you, everyone.
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