Plus two dialogue:
A ‘two plus two dialogue’ is a term — adopted in foreign parleys — used for installation of a dialogue mechanism between two countries’ defence and external affairs ministries. To put it simply, ‘two plus two dialogue’ is an expression used to indicate that two appointed ministers from each country, the ministers of defence and external affairs in this case, will meet up to discuss the two countries’ strategic and security interests. The goal is to establish a diplomatic and security resolution mechanism in place at one go.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alongwith Defence Secretary Mike Esper is in New Delhi for the 2 days 2+2 ministerial meeting of the top foreign affairs and defence leaders of the India that is External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
The two day meeting in New Delhi follows an earlier meeting that Pompeo had this month in Tokyo with his counterparts from India, Japan and Australia, which together make up the four Indo-Pacific nations known as “the Quad.”Continue reading