Washington: Welcoming India "as a strong and enduring Asia-Pacific partner", the US and Japan have said they would promote a trilateral dialogue among the three nations.
The two sides "welcome India as a strong and enduring Asia-Pacific partner and encourage India's growing engagement with the region and participation in regional architectures", said a joint statement that was issued on Tuesday after the first US-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting held since 2007.
They would also "promote trilateral dialogue among the United States, Japan, and India", it said.
The statement was issued after a meeting among US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defence Secretary Robert M. Gates and Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto and Defence Minister Toshimi Kitazawa....more
10:57 AM, Jun 22, 2011