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US postpones first '2+2 dialogue' with India due to 'unavoidable reasons'

US secretary of state Pompeo spoke with Swaraj and expressed his "regret and deep disappointment" at the US having to postpone the 2+2 dialogue for "unavoidable reasons".

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 27, 2018 23:50 IST ]

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The United States has postponed the first '2+2 dialogue' with India due to "unavoidable reasons.

The US on Wednesday conveyed the decision to India and expressed regret over the postponement of the dialogue.

The India-US '2+2 dialogue' was to be held on July 6, and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman were to travel to the US to take part in the meeting with US secretary of state Michael R Pompeo and secretary of defence James Mattis. 

US secretary of state Pompeo spoke with Swaraj and expressed his "regret and deep disappointment" at the US having to postpone the 2+2 dialogue for "unavoidable reasons", ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

"US @SecPompeo sought EAM @SushmaSwaraj understanding, and they agreed to identify new mutually convenient dates to hold the Dialogue at the earliest, in India or the US," he tweeted.

(With PTI inputs)

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