Pompeo to discuss 'ambitious agenda' for Indo-US strategic ties with Modi, Jaishankar

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Washington, Jun 12 (PTI) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will discuss the Trump administration's "ambitious agenda" for the US-India strategic partnership when he meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar this month in New Delhi, the state department said.

Pompeo will travel to four countries -- India, Sri Lanka, Japan and South Korea -- in the Indo-Pacific region from June 24 to 30.

The four-nation Indo-Pacific swing by Pompeo is to broaden and deepen America's partnerships with key countries to advance their shared goal of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, state department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said Tuesday.

"Prime Minister Modi's recent election victory provides an excellent opportunity for him to implement his vision for a strong and prosperous India that plays a leading role on the global stage," Ortagus said.