US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India on Tuesday. He will be holding talks with the top Indian leadership -- the first high-level visit from any country following the Lok Sabha polls. According to the schedule, Pompeo will meet PM Modi at 10 am today followed by meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Pompeo will hold talks with India's purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia, terrorism, H1B visas, trade and the situation arising out of US sanctions on buying oil from Iran likely to be on the table, along with a host of other issues.
#WATCH: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Delhi. He is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar & Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/9Fd8cBmX9U— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2019
Calling the visit an important one, EAM speaking in Gandhinagar said, "We have a very positive approach for the meeting." On the ongoing crisis in the Gulf due to US-Iran tensions, EAM said, "We have a relationship with Iran and we have a relationship with the US....we will be guided by our national interest and that will be the yardstick of judgement."
Resuming engagement with a valuable strategic partner after elections@SecPompeo arrives in India on a 2-day visit. He will call on PM @narendramodi and meet EAM @DrSJaishankar to exchange views on a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. pic.twitter.com/EkXh12TrPX— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) June 25, 2019
Pompeo's visit comes ahead of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, which will be held in Osaka, Japan from June 28-29.
He will meet Indian and US business leaders in a roundtable format and deliver a policy speech at the India International Centre here.