Fourth India, Japan and US Trilateral Dialogue held in Washington

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India, Japan and US have held their fourth Tri-lateral dialogue in Washington ,US where they discussed wide range of regional and global issues of mutual interest, including prospects of greater Indo-Pacific commercial connectivity.

  • The discussions focused on the prospect of greater Indo-Pacific commercial connectivity and regional and maritime security, and cooperation in multilateral fora to help advance shared values and interests.
  • The discussion was co-chaired by US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert O. Blake, Jr. and Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs James P. Zumwalt.
  • The Japanese delegation headed by : Deputy Vice Foreign Minister for Foreign Policy Kenji Hiramatsu and Deputy Director-General Kanji Yamanouchi.
  • Indian delegation was headed by : joint secretaries in the external affairs ministry DB Venkatesh Varma and Vikram Doraiswami.

The talks hold strategic significance as it is seen by many, including China, as the alliance towards Containment of China Policy. India and Japan both have territorial dispute with China.

  • 5th Trilateral Talks have been proposed in Tokyo next year.
  • First India, Japan and US Trilateral Dialogue : Washington ,December 2011
  • Second India, Japan and US Trilateral Dialogue : Tokyo, April 2012
  • Third India, Japan and US Trilateral Dialogue : New Delhi, October 2012 
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