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America looks to India as an ally for future challenges

This content was published on August 24, 2022 – 10:04 am

New Delhi, August 24 (EFE) .- The Under Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Wally Adeyemo, during an official visit to India this Wednesday, emphasized Washington’s desire to make New Delhi a partner for future challenges such as climate change or “freedom”. “From Indo-Pacific China.

“I look forward to discussing next steps on how we can continue to deepen the relationship between our countries. As President (Joe) Biden has said, India is one of America’s indispensable partners,” Adeyemo said during his visit to India. Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai.

The Deputy Secretary of the Treasury began a three-day official visit to India on Wednesday with the aim of “reaffirming and strengthening” bilateral ties between the two countries.

He said technology linkages and the presence of Indian talent in Silicon Valley were among the “pillars” of the US-India relationship.

“From India’s recent history and from conversations I have had with public and private sector leaders, it is clear that India will continue to be a leader alongside the US in the digital economy,” Adeyemo said.

Adeyemo highlighted the role of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a regional cooperation program aimed at promoting trade and investment between the United States and a dozen countries in the region. have affected us in the past two years and respond to existential challenges such as the threat of climate change.

The US official made a special mention of “security and prosperity” in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Washington and New Delhi have sought to build alliances to counter China’s expansionist ambitions in the Indo-Pacific region, notably in the framework of a so-called “Quad” alliance with Australia and Japan.

Days before Adeyemo’s visit to India, US State Department spokesman Ned Price expressed Washington’s hope that India would “reorient” its foreign policy over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and distance itself from Moscow.

Despite international pressure to isolate Moscow since the start of the conflict and calls from the West to avoid importing Russian oil, India has continued to buy fuel from Russia to meet its high energy needs. EFE

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