US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken emphasized the importance of the US-India partnership in tackling the problems of the 21st century.
This was stated by Blinken in a lecture given at a symposium on Howard University in Washington on cooperation between the United States and India in the field of education.
In his address, the US Secretary of State highlighted the deep academic ties between the United States and India. In addition to American universities, many American students study and work in India through programs and scholarships. “
“I am convinced that a US-India strategic partnership is essential to tackling the problems of the 21st century,” Blinken added, noting that a working group on education and skills training has been set up at academic institutions in the United States and India. Working together to develop a new joint program for research.
On the other hand, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said that the time is not right for escalating tensions in the Transcaucasian region ahead of the upcoming summit between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
In a statement, the State Department said Blinken had separate contacts with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
Blinken discussed the situation in Ukraine with Pashinyan and the upcoming talks between Pashinyan and Aliyev in Brussels, stressing that “now is not the time for further escalation of tensions in the region.”
Blinken reiterated his support for peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
In contact with Aliyev, Blinken reaffirmed the United States’ readiness to assist in bilateral structures or in joint negotiations with partners.
A meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and European Council President Charles Michel is scheduled for April 6 in Brussels.