Tillerson arrives in New Delhi for his two-day visit

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2017 23:02 IST

New Delhi [India], October 24 (ANI): United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in New Delhi for his two-day visit to India.

Tillerson is scheduled to hold a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here, on Wednesday morning.

In the afternoon, he will address the media and later in the day, he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence.

The U.S. Secretary of State's visit to India is a part of his five-nation tour that includes Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Switzerland alongside.

Yesterday, the U.S. Secretary of State paid an unannounced visit to Baghdad, just hours after returning from a similar surprise visit to Afghanistan.

During his visit, he met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who accused the former of interfering in Iraqi affairs.

On Monday, while he slammed Pakistan, citing that there were a number of terror groups, which find safe havens in the country, he lauded India for a "positive role in the process to achieve a peaceful and stable Afghanistan". Tillerson gave this statement in Kabul, where he met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and national security advisor Hanif Atmar. (ANI)