White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in Washington, India and America will work together for an open Indo-Pacific.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Indian Secretary of State S Jaishankar
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America (America) has said that India (India) is the driving force of the Quad and the engine of regional development. This statement of Washington has come when, a few days ago, the Quad Country (QuadThe foreign ministers of ) had a meeting in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Quad is an organization of India, America, Japan and Australia. During the Melbourne summit, the foreign ministers of the countries discussed China’s destabilizing role in the Indo-Pacific region and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
US Secretary of State Tony Blinken Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar was part of the discussion. “We recognize that India is a like-minded partner and leader in South Asia and the Indian Ocean, active and connected to us in Southeast Asia,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in Washington. India is the driving force of the Quad and an engine for regional development.
Russia a threat to the international rules-based order
Jean-Pierre said, ‘The quad provided an opportunity to discuss the Russian threat looming over Ukraine. The foreign ministers discussed the danger that Russia’s aggression poses not only to Ukraine but to the entire international rules-based order, which has provided the foundation for decades of shared security and prosperity for the region and the world. “During the meetings with the quad partners, Blinken discussed the challenges Russia posed to the international order and our readiness to support European allies,” he said.
Both countries will work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific
The deputy press secretary said the US would continue to build a strategic partnership in which the US and India would work to promote stability in South Asia. The two countries will come together to cooperate in new areas like health, space, cyber space and work together for a free and open Indo-Pacific. The White House refrained from responding to a question on the Indian minister’s recent remarks that India follows only multilateral sanctions and does not adhere to sanctions imposed by individual countries.
Jean-Pierre said, ‘We will not talk about the specifics. We have been candid about our discussions, so I don’t want to go into further detail on what we have achieved from the Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Melbourne last week. But we are working closely with many allies and partners, including India.