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Top US diplomat Stephen Biegun to visit India

Top US diplomat Stephen Biegun will visit India from October 12 to 14 to follow up on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s October 6 conversation with Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar in Tokyo. The US Deputy Secretary of State will also hold talks ahead of a U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this year, according to a US State Department statement.

Biegun will meet with senior government officials and deliver keynote remarks at the India-US Forum. His engagements will focus on advancing the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and how the two sides can work together to advance peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe.

Biegun will then visit to meet with senior government officials and reaffirm the US-Bangladesh partnership. The Deputy Secretary’s engagements in Bangladesh will focus on advancing the common vision of a free, open, inclusive, peaceful, and secure Indo-Pacific region with shared prosperity for all; US-Bangladesh cooperation on Covid response and recovery efforts; and sustainable economic development.