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Two-plus-two Indo-US dialogue to be held on December 18 in Washington: MEA

India will be represented by external affairs minister S. Jaishankar and defence minister Rajnath Singh

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 12.12.19, 5:26 PM
  • Updated 12.12.19, 5:26 PM
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On the cancellation of Bangladesh foreign minister's visit and if it was a fallout of criticism of that country's treatment of minorities, ministry of external affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said, "We never said there was religious persecution in Bangladesh during the current government's tenure." AP

The second two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US will take place on December 18 in Washington during which the two sides will take stock of the entire gamut of strategic ties between them, the ministry of external Affairs said on Thursday.

The Indian side will be represented by external affairs minister S. Jaishankar and defence minister Rajnath Singh, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

On the question whether the India-Japan summit will take place in Guwahati from December 15-17, Kumar said there was no update to share.

Asked to comment on the cancellation of Bangladesh foreign minister A. K. Abdul Momen's visit and if it was a fallout of criticism of that country's treatment of minorities, he said, "We never said there was religious persecution in Bangladesh during the current government's tenure."

Referring to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's critical comments on the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, the spokesperson said the neighbouring should focus on its treatment of minorities rather than commenting on India's internal matter.