US Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Wednesday spoke with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar to review regional priorities, worsen the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, his spokesman said.
The two leaders spoke “to review regional priorities, including the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine and our joint efforts to promote a free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific, where the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states are respected,” a Department spokesman said. Country Ned Price said.
Blinken ended a three -state visit to the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday, making a spirited appeal to Algeria to limit ties with Russia.
“The countries of North Africa and the Middle East have suffered themselves as a result of Russia’s previous military campaigns,” Blinken said.
Last month, Blinken held a telephone conversation with Mr Jaishankar and stressed the importance of a strong collective response to condemn Russia’s aggression on Ukraine.
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