Days after the first in-person Quad Leaders Summit, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman arrived in India on Tuesday evening as part of her visit to the region, a rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan.
Sherman, the senior-most ranking official in the US State Department after Secretary of State Antony Blinken, will meet Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday. She will also meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval during her visit on October 6 and 7.
Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific will be on the agenda for Sherman’s discussions with her counterparts. This is clear from the statement of the Ministry of External Affairs. “On October 6, Deputy External Affairs Minister Sherman will meet Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla… They will exchange views on regional issues relating to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region and contemporary global issues,” the statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said. “
It also said that the Deputy Foreign Secretary and Foreign Secretary will participate in a special session of the India-Thoughts Summit organized by the US India Business Council on October 6.