US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit India next week to attend the meeting of G20 foreign ministers and meet senior Indian officials to reaffirm America’s strong partnership with the country. India has taken over the Presidency of the G20 on December 1, last year.
State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said on Thursday said that on March 1, Blinken will travel to New Delhi to participate in the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which will focus on strengthening multilateralism and deepening cooperation on food and energy security, sustainable development, counter-narcotics, global health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and gender equality and women’s empowerment.
“He (Blinken) will meet with Indian government officials and civil society to reaffirm our strong partnership,” Price said.
The US Secretary of State is scheduled to visit India until March 3. Blinken will arrive in India on February 28 after visiting Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. On February 28, he will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan, to meet with senior Kazakh officials in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation.