US envoy calls on Rijiju, discusses terror, homeland security

NEW DELHI: The US Ambassador to India, Kenneth I Juster, today called on Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and discussed with him various security issues, including ways to jointly deal with threats posed by terrorism.

During the 30-minute meeting, Juster and other officials of the US Embassy here expressed the US’ keenness to continue the ongoing homeland security dialogue with India for a concrete conclusion, an official statement said.

The Union Minister of State for Home and the US ambassador reiterated the strong resolve of India and the US to jointly counter the threats posed by terrorism to two of the world’s biggest democracies as well as to world peace, the statement said.

“I’m happy to meet U.S. Ambassador to India Mr Kenneth I. Juster. We had a fruitful discussion on wide ranging security and other issues to strengthen Indo-US relations,” Rijiju said in Twitter.

Juster tweeted: “Productive meeting with @KirenRijiju, Minister of State (Home), on the strategic importance of the #USIndia relationship and the excellent cooperation in the areas of law enforcement and security”.

A Home Ministry spokesperson said various measures for strengthening Indo-US relations were discussed at the meeting. (AGENCIES)