External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Secretary of State Tony Blinken also discussed over the telephone Myanmar and climate change on Monday.
Following the call, Blinken tweeted: “Had a warm and productive conversation with Dr S Jaishankar to reaffirm the importance of the US-India relationship.”
Regional security issues of mutual concern in Afghanistan and Burma and global challenges — such as climate change — were also discussed, the secretary of state added.
The Indian minister said the conversation covered recent developments in India’s immediate and extended neighbourhood.
A statement from the State Department said Blinken spoke with Jaishankar to reaffirm the importance of the US-India relationship and cooperation on regional security issues.
The two sides agreed on close and frequent coordination in support of a lasting peace and development for the people of Afghanistan.