AGENCIES, Washington: As the US prepares to get its economy back on track, it envisages a new business strategy with several partner countries. India, seems to figure in that list according to US foreign minister Mike Pompeo who has New Delhi for lifting the export ban on critical medical supplies to combat the global coronaviruspandemic.
The US, Pompeo said, is in talks with its “friends” including India for restructuring the global supply chains.
On Wednesday, Pompeo said at a press conference, “We’re working with our friends in Australia, India and Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and Vietnam to share information and best practices as we begin to move the global economy forward.”
“Our conversation certainly involved global supply chains, keeping them running smoothly, getting our economies back to full strength and thinking about how we restructure the supply change chains to prevent something like this from ever happening again,” he said.
Over the last few weeks, Pompeo has spoken over phone — at least four times — with external affairs minister S. Jaishankar.