External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be visiting the US for 10 days starting Sunday to attend the meetings of Foreign Ministers of Quad countries (USA, Japan and Australia), Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa). Huh. , and in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) New . participate as DelhiThis year’s representative.
While most of the multilateral meetings of the groups will take place in New York from September 18 to 24, he will be in Washington DC from September 25 to 28 for bilateral meetings with senior US administration officials, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
This means he will meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and their counterparts in Japan and Australia over the next two weeks.
He will also meet with the foreign ministers of the G4 countries – Germany, Japan and Brazil – who are pushing for a permanent member seat on the UN Security Council.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement, “During his visit to New York from September 18 to 24, the External Affairs Minister will lead India’s delegation to the High Level Week at the 77th session of the UNGA. The theme of the 77th UNGA is ‘A Watershed Moment: Transformational Solutions to Interlocking Challenges’.
Jaishankar’s address to the UNGA session is scheduled for September 24 in the forenoon.
Noting India’s “strong commitment to reformed multilateralism”, the MEA said Jaishankar will host a G4 ministerial meeting – which will include India, Brazil, Japan, Germany – and the high-level L.69 grouping. Will also participate in the meeting. On “Reviving Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reform of the United Nations Security Council”.
“The L.69 group includes developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and small island developing countries, focused on UN Security Council reforms,” the statement said.
To celebrate and showcase the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, Jaishankar will address a special event – “India@75: Showcasing India’s UN Partnership in Action” on September 24, highlighting the country’s “development journey and its contribution to the South-South”. cooperation”, the ministry said.
Jaishankar will also participate in multilateral meetings of Quad, IBSA, BRICS, India-Presidency Pro Tempore CELAC, India-CARICOM and other trilateral formats like India-France-Australia, India-France-UAE and India-Indonesia-Australia. , According to the MEA, he will also have bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of the G20 and UNSC member-states.
The minister will meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the 77th President of the General Assembly, Sasa Corosi.
After the completion of the 77th program related to the UN General Assembly, Jaishankar will visit Washington DC from September 25 to 28 for bilateral meetings with US negotiators.
The State Department said his program included discussions with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Senior members of the US administration, US business leaders, a roundtable focused on S&T and talks with the Indian diaspora. “His visit will enable a high-level review of the multi-faceted bilateral agenda and strengthen cooperation on regional and global issues to further strengthen the India-US strategic partnership,” the ministry said.
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Attending the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi will be important in view of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi He is attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit (SCO) with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Samarkand, Uzbekistan this week. The two leaders did not hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the SCO summit. The meeting assumes significance, days after the troops of both countries completed the disengagement process at Patrolling Point-15 in the Gogra-Hot Springs area of eastern Ladakh.