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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to meet Pompeo today

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a meeting, in New Delhi, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Photograph:( PTI )

WION New Delhi Aug 02, 2019, 07.24 AM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers meet in Bangkok, Thailand today, the US State dept confirmed. 

The state dept public schedule said "Secretary Pompeo meets with Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, In Bangkok, Thailand." at 8.45 am IST.

Jaishankar, who is in Bangkok to participate in several ASEAN plus gatherings, will be participating in the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (EAS FMM) & ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) today.

The pull-aside between to two will be the first high-level engagement between the US and India since US President Donald Trump's remarks on Kashmir. 

US President Donald Trump recently said PM Modi had asked him to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir issue during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of Osaka G20 summit.

This was dismissed by the Indian side with EAM Jaishankar speaking in the Parliament saying all bilateral issues between India and Pakistan are governed by Shimla and Lahore agreements under which no third party mediation will be allowed. 

Jaishankar on the first day of his visit addressed ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting and Mekong Ganga Cooperation (MGC) Ministerial Meeting and met 10 of his counterparts. 

The external affairs minister will visit China later this month to lay the groundwork for the second India-China informal summit that will take place by the end of this year. 

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Jaishankar, who is in Bangkok to participate in several ASEAN plus gatherings, will be participating in the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (EAS FMM) & ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) today.