Indian EAM Jaishankar held important meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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Indian EAM Jaishankar held important meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

*New Delhi*: India and the United States on Friday (May 28, 2021) vowed to support each other amid the COVID-19 crisis during the second physical meet between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Jaishankar standing alongside the US Secretary of State said, "Our relations have grown strong over the years and I am very confident that it will continue to do so."

The External Affairs Minister link also thanked the US for the 'strong support and solidarity at the moment of great difficulty' for India.

Responding to this, the US Secretary of State link said, "We know, we remember in the earlier days of COVID-19, India was there for the US, something we will never forget, and now we want to make sure that we are there for India."

Calling EAM Jaishankar, friend and colleague, Blinken said, "The US and India are working together on so many of the most important challenges of our time, one those are having a profound impact on the lives of our citizens."

He highlighted how both countries are 'united in confronting COVID-19' and the challenge posed by climate change even as they have partnered directly through the quad, other institutions like the UN and partnership between the US and India is vital, it is strong and increasingly productive.

This is to be noted that amid the second wave of coronavirus in India, the US has sent assistance which included 20,000 courses of remdesivir, 1,500 oxygen cylinders link, nearly 550 mobile oxygen concentrators, over 2.5 million N95 masks and a large-scale Deployable Oxygen Concentration System.

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