Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who is currently on a five-day visit to Israel, participated in a quadrilateral meeting with his counterparts from Israel, US and UAE on Monday, Oct 18.
The Biden administration has acknowledged that last month's announcement of a three-way Indo-Pacific agreement between Australia, Britain and the U.S. known as AUKUS was handled poorly.
The Taliban swept across Afghanistan last month, seizing control of almost all key towns and cities in the backdrop of withdrawal of the US forces that began on May 1.
Blinken echoed White House talking points blaming the Trump administration for the situation that President Joe Biden inherited in Afghanistan.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken commended the Government of Qatar for its work to safely evacuate people from Afghanistan and thanked the Foreign Minister for hosting his visit earlier this week.
Blinken said the Taliban have given assurances of safe passage for all seeking to leave Afghanistan with proper travel documents.
The two diplomats agreed to remain closely coordinated on shared goals and priorities to deepen the US-India partnership, Price said in a readout of the meeting.
Shringla, who arrived in the US capital on Wednesday to hold meetings with senior officials from President Joe Biden's administration, also met Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.
Taliban will have to earn international legitimacy, support by meeting their commitments: Antony Blinken
The US completed the withdrawal of its forces from Kabul, ending 20 years of war that culminated in the Taliban's return to power on August 15.
Blinken said the U.S. was working with other countries in the region to either keep the Kabul airport open after Tuesday or to reopen it “in a timely fashion.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken also made a series of calls to the counterparts of his key allies. India was not one of them.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in New Delhi on July 27 on a two-day visit with an extensive agenda for talks.
Experts believe that US-India ties are no longer based on a narrow interpretation of issues and has transformed into a mature relationship.
The probable ease in the US’ stance is in contrast to expectations when Joe Biden assumed office of the US President earlier this year.
China firmly opposes all forms of contact between foreign officials and the Dalai Lama, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.