India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have met in Tokyo. While they have been in contact with one another for recent months, in the midst of the Coronavirus emergency – this is the first in-person meeting between the two.
This is likewise the main gathering Jaishankar and Pompeo in the midst of India-China strains since May of this current year. The two nations have seen expanded convergencies on a few issues, from security to Indo Pacific. Later today in Tokyo unfamiliar clergyman of each of the four Quad nations – India, US, Japan and Australia will meet. US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will be available in the meet for the up close and personal gathering, a first in the midst of the pandemic.
This is the second such Quad FMs meet. A year ago, all FMs of Quad nations met uninvolved of the United Nations General get together.
This will be first such a major strategic commitment of the new Japanese Prime clergyman Yoshihide Suga. The gathering, whose attention is on “free and open” Indo Pacific is seen dubiously by China.