In their first meeting, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held talks with her US counterpart Rex W. Tillerson. The two agreed to follow-up the firm resolution expressed by PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump to cooperate closely in global fight against terrorism. The two leaders also agreed to intensify cooperation in various sectors, including defence and security, energy, and economy. Both emphasized that close&strong relations between India&US were not only in mutual interest but also had regional & global significance. EAM and Secy Tillerson resolved to work together closely to further expand & deepen multi-faceted strategic partnership between India & US. This was Swaraj’s first telephonic conversation with 64-year-old Tillerson, who took over as new US Secretary of State early this month.
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