US Secretary Of State Antony Blinken Seen In Autorickshaw In Delhi
NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was seen emerging from a three-wheeler to attend the Quad Foreign Ministers meeting in Delhi. In a series of pictures shared on Twitter, Mr Blinken thanked US embassy staff in several states, including Mumbai and Hyderabad, for helping to “advance the US-India strategic partnership”.
“Delighted to meet @USAndIndia, @USAndHyderabad, @USAndKolkata, @USAndChennai, @USAndMumbai and their families. I am very grateful for their hard work and commitment to strengthen ties with our people and #progress. USIndia strategic partnership,” Mr Blinken said in a tweet.
In a separate post, Mr Blinken reiterated that the US-India partnership was “continuing”. He said, “My visit reflects the strength of our partnership and the firm commitment we share to secure the Indo-Pacific region. We thank India for its hospitality and leadership, and look forward to partnering in its ambitious agenda for the G20 Presidency.”
A pleasure to meet with our staff from @USAndIndia, @USAndHyderabad, @USAndKolkata, @USAndChennai, @USAndMumbai, and their families. I’m deeply grateful for their hard work and commitment to strengthen our people to people ties and advance the #USIndia strategic partnership. pic.twitter.com/GXEJUJs8aR
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) March 3, 2023
The Quad Foreign Ministers held a meeting in New Delhi on Friday and took a detailed review of the Indo-Pacific situation. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong participated in the meeting chaired by External Affairs Minister Jaishankar.
The meeting comes against a backdrop of growing global concerns over China’s increasing assertiveness in the strategically important region.
Responding to the Quad report at a press conference here, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said China believes that inter-state relations should be in line with the trend of the times, which is not exclusive to peace and development.