New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Jaishankar will be in the United States from May 24-28 and hold discussions with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on bilateral and global concerns, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The visit to Washington and New York would be the EAM’s first such visit to the US since President Joe Biden assumed office.
Jaishankar will also be meeting Cabinet members and Senior Officials of the Biden administration dealing with India-US relationship, the MEA said in a statement.
The Minister will have two interactions with business forums on economic and COVID-related cooperation between India and the US.
On Wednesday, the White House said US has so far provided over $500 million in Covid-19 assistance to India.
“To date, the United States has provided over $500 million in Covid relief to India, including contributions from the US federal and state governments, American companies and organizations and private citizens,” said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
In New York, he is expected to meet UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.