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U.S. Secretary of State Blinken Affirms Deepened Partnership with India in 2023 Through Quad

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the deepening partnership with India in 2023, emphasizing elevated cooperation through the Quad, a strategic alliance comprising the United States, India, Japan, and Australia. The Quad, formed in 2017, aims to counter China’s assertive actions in the Indo-Pacific region.

Blinken stated that partnerships in the Indo-Pacific have never been stronger, emphasizing engagements with China from a position of strength. He noted various diplomatic initiatives, including a historic summit with Japan and South Korea and strategic partnerships with Vietnam and Indonesia. The U.S. continues efforts to address concerns related to China’s practices and human rights issues while fostering coordination with Indo-Pacific allies.