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Pompeo and Esper head to India for Indo-Pacific strategic talks

Ministerial 2+2 dialogue aims to 'thwart China threat'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be meeting his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar next week for the second time in October, after both attending a Quad meeting in Tokyo.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will meet with their Indian counterparts in New Delhi next week for talks on security in the Indo-Pacific.

The so-called two-plus-two Ministerial Dialogue, the third time between these two countries, will include discussions on "how free nations can work together to thwart threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party," Pompeo told reporters Wednesday.

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