New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during a press briefing in New Delhi on Feb 26, 2019. (Screen Grab: PIB)
New Delhi (IANS) Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Monday began his three-day visit to the US to carry out bilateral consultation and strategic security dialogues with American President Donald Trump's administration.
The Foreign Secretary will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other US Congress leaders in Washington D.C..
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: "Gokhale will be consulting with his US counterparts Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson, respectively, during the bilateral Foreign Office Consultation and Strategic Security Dialogue."
Kumar said that these were regular high-level dialogue mechanisms to review bilateral relations, exchange views on major foreign policy and security-related developments and coordinates respective positions on issues of common interest.