A day after India-US announced its intention to create a new one Education and the Skills Development Working Group, a Washington expert said above education cooperation between the two countries will help realize the real promises of diplomatic relations.
“It’s great to be at Howard University today to meet with the Secretary of State and Secretary of State of India to talk about the real promise of the US-Indian Supreme education cooperation, ”said ANI Richard Ross, chairman of US-Indian policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday attended talks with students, faculty, and Howard University officials. Both foreign ministers spoke with Indian students, scholars, and researchers working in the United States, as well as with American students, scholars, and researchers.
Speaking about the key results of this cooperation, Rossov said that at the high level the two ministers came together to talk about higher education. “When you talk about the 200,000 Indian students who come here, the number of U.S. universities that have research partnerships – a lot is happening that underlies many other elements of our relationship,” he added.
At the working level, Rasau said that the ministers announced during the 2 + 2 summit on Monday the establishment of a new working group to develop higher education skills. “Trying to emphasize and reinforce this important element of our relationship that is there, it is very interesting to see such great attention,” he said.
Asked what more could be done in higher education, Ross said: “Once American business realizes that India today and will certainly be a crucial part of global investment and trade regimes in the future, they should send signals to MBA students that you need a little experience if you have to succeed in a great corporate America. “
Responding to a question about the 2 + 2 dialogue, the senior researcher said: “It’s great when the two countries came together, when there was a lot of tension due to disagreements over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” “Second, you’ve seen a significant announcement about the space situation,” he added.
Earlier, Jaishankar said that the key factor in these changes was the human element, which includes 4.4 million Indian diaspora, which determines India’s image in US society. “The 4.4 million Indian diaspora has literally defined our image in this society and helped build relationships that are a huge source of strength for us,” he said.
Emphasizing the “deeper academic” ties between the United States and India, Blinken said the partnership is absolutely important and important to address the challenges of the 21st century. According to him, at least 200,000 Indian students study at US universities.
The event at Howard University came a day after India and the US reiterated their support for further strengthening education and skills development through collaboration and promoting the mobility of students and academics to build interpersonal ties between the two countries.
“In this regard, the ministers announced their intention to establish a new Indo-American Working Group on Education and Skills Development,” said in a joint statement at the fourth dialogue between the Ministers of India and the United States 2 + 2.
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