An official statement announced that a high-ranking American official will be visiting India for meetings with their Indian counterpart in the foreign office.
Victoria Nuland, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, will be visiting India following the recent trip of Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu, to New Delhi.
The State Department stated that Nuland’s India tour is part of a larger four-nation visit that will also include Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Qatar, taking place from January 28 to February 3. During her visit to Kathmandu, she will be discussing the US partnership with the new government.
An official statement has announced that Victoria Nuland, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, will be undertaking a visit to India as part of a four-nation tour that will also include Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Qatar.
The visit will take place from January 28th to February 3rd. The purpose of her visit to India is to lead the annual Foreign Office Consultations between the US and India. These consultations cover a wide range of issues including bilateral, regional, and global issues. During her visit, she will also meet with young tech leaders. This visit follows the recent trip of Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu, to New Delhi. In Nepal, Nuland will engage with the new government to discuss the broad agenda of the US partnership with Nepal.
In addition to her visit to India and Nepal, Nuland will also be traveling to Sri Lanka as part of her four-nation tour. While in Sri Lanka, she will be marking the 75th anniversary of US-Sri Lanka relations and will be offering continued support from the US for Sri Lanka’s efforts to stabilize their economy, protect human rights, and promote reconciliation. This information was provided in the official statement.
Finally, as part of her four-nation tour, the Under Secretary will be visiting Qatar. During her visit, she will be discussing global issues within the framework of the US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue. She will also be engaging with her counterparts on Qatar’s important role in supporting the relocation of Afghans with ties to the United States and the bilateral arrangements in place to protect US interests in Afghanistan, according to the official statement.