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Jaishankar holds a series of meetings, G-4 presses for UN reforms

Nirendra Dev

Nirendra DevSep 23, 2021, 09:28 AM IST

Jaishankar holds a series of meetings, G-4 presses for UN reforms
Dr. S. Jaishankar

Dr Jaishankar addressed the G-20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Afghanistan and said its "historical friendship" with the Afghan people that will drive India's engagement.

 

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishakar is keeping himself engaged in a series of meetings with his counterparts from across the globe.

In between, he attended two important foreign ministers' meetings of G-4 and G-20 nations. At the G-4 deliberations attended by Dr Jaishankar and his counterparts from Brazil, Germany and Japan, there was "a clear message on the need for reformed multilateralism".

".... Called for concrete outcomes in a fixed timeframe," Dr Jaishankar tweeted.

Besides Dr Jaishankar, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas of Germany, Carlos Alberto Franco Franca of Brazil, and Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu attended the meeting on the sidelines of the 76 sessions of the UNGA. Dr Jaishankar also addressed the G-20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Afghanistan.

"International community must come together in response to humanitarian needs. Assistance providers must be accorded unimpeded, unrestricted and direct access," he tweeted.

The External Affairs Minister said at the meeting that "Taliban's commitment not to allow use of Afghan soil for terrorism in any manner should be implemented."

He said: "The world expects a broad based, inclusive process that involves representation from all sections of Afghan society. UNSC resolution 2593, which reflects global sentiment, should continue to guide our approach."

He also said its "historical friendship" with the Afghan people that will drive India's engagement.

During his stay, he has held meetings with his various counterparts.

"Always nice to meet FM of Japan. Appreciated his insights on Indo-Pacific events. A good exchange of views on Afghanistan," he tweeted.

The External Affairs Minister also met German Minister Heiko Maas and held "useful exchange of assessments" of Germany on the Afghanistan situation. Among others, the External Affairs Minister met counterparts from Tanzania, Chile and Sri Lanka.

"Pleased to meet Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris .... A comprehensive discussion on our close relationship.Look forward to working with him to advance our shared agenda," Dr Jaishankar wrote on the microblogging site.

 

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