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India and the U.S. to hold fifth annual 2+2 meeting in New Delhi in November 2023

Utkarsh Classes 03-10-2023
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India and the United States have agreed to hold their annual 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi . The fifth  annual 2+2 Dialogue will most probably be held in November 2023.In the 2+2 meeting, the foreign and defence ministers of both countries participate in the meeting.

The decision to hold the annual 2+2 Dialogue was decided during the meeting between the Indian Ministry for External Affairs S. Jaishankar and the American Secretary of State (American Foreign Minister) Anthony Blinken in a meeting in Washington D.C. United States of America.  Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar was on a 9-day visit to the States (U.S.) from 22-30 September 2023.

India US 2+2 Dialogue 

The first 2+2 meeting between India and the United States of America was held on September 6, 2018, in New Delhi. In the first 2+2 meeting, the Indian side was represented by the foreign minister, late Sushma Swaraj and the defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. The U.S. side was led by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States of America, and Narendra Modi was the Prime Minister of India at that time.

The second 2+2 meeting was held in Washington, D.C. in 2019. India was represented by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar. The U.S. side was led by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. 

The third 2+2 meeting was held in New Delhi in 2020. India was represented by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar. The U.S. side was led by Secretary of Defence Mark Esper and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. 

The fourth edition of the 2+2 meeting was held in Washington, D.C. in 2022. India was represented by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar. The U.S. side was led by Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin.

2+2 Dialogue between India and Other countries 

In order to strengthen bilateral relations, countries conduct 2+2 meetings where a fruitful conversation between two countries is held to resolve issues on which they disagree.It is also an opportunity to strengthen the bilateral relations.

  • The first country with which India held 2+2 dialogue was the United States of America in 2018. 
  • The second country with which India held 2+2 dialogue was Japan. The first 2+2 meeting between India and Japan was held in 2019 in New Delhi.
  • The third country with which India held 2+2 dialogue was Australia. The first 2+2 meeting between India and Australia was held in New Delhi on September 11 2021.
  • The fourth country with which India held 2+2 dialogue was Russia. The first 2+2 meeting between India and Russia was held on December 6, 2021 in New Delhi. 

FAQ

Answer: Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers of both countries.

Answer: In New Delhi.

Answer: Four countries: the United States of America, Japan, Australia and Russia.

Answer: United States of America in 2019.

Answer: In 2019, Donald Trump was the President of the United States of America.
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