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EAM Jaishankar meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres | India News


UNITED NATIONS: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met here Tuesday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his first face-to-face interaction since India joined the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member in January of this year.
Jaishankar was accompanied by the Permanent Representative of India to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti and the Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu, when he arrived at the UN Headquarters to meet with the UN chief.
The meeting scheduled for 10 in the morning (local time) lasted almost an hour. Jaishankar arrived in New York on Sunday night on his first visit to the United States after India entered the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member in January this year. India will assume the Presidency of the Council in August.
On Monday, Jaishankar met with officials and diplomats from the Permanent Mission of India to the UN. “A productive strategy session with @ambtstirumurti and our UN team in New York @IndiaUNNewYork. Confident that India will continue to shape the great debates of our time,” Jaishankar tweeted Monday after the meeting.
From New York, Jaishankar will travel to Washington, where he is expected to meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
A State Department spokesman said Blinken and Jaishankar would discuss a wide range of topics, including COVID-19, efforts to strengthen Indo-Pacific cooperation through the Quad, enhancing UN and multilateral cooperation.
“The secretary looks forward to meeting Minister Jaishankar during his visit and discussing a wide range of issues, including Covid-19 relief, efforts to strengthen Indo-Pacific cooperation through the Quad, enhancing multilateral cooperation. and the UN, and a variety of others shared regional security and economic priorities, ”the spokesman said.
In addition to meeting with his counterpart, Jaishankar plans to meet with United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, other senior Biden Administration officials, influential legislators, think tanks, business leaders and members of the indigenous community. American.
Neither the State Department nor the Foreign Ministry have announced the day and time of the Jaishankar-Blinken meeting. Blinken left on Monday for a quick trip to the Middle East as part of the Biden Administration’s peace process efforts in the region.

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