During his visit to the United States, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held a meeting with his counterparts from Brazil and South Africa as part of the IBSA group, aiming to further enhance South-South cooperation.
Mr. Jaishankar described the IBSA meeting with Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira and Naledi Pandor as highly productive. He emphasized that the outcome of the meeting underscored the solidarity among nations from the Global South. The minister’s visit to New York includes addressing the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and participating in various plurilateral and bilateral discussions.
Mr. Jaishankar also held bilateral talks with Australia, Bahrain, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Jaishankar engaged in discussions with Japan’s new Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa regarding the special, strategic, and global partnership, as well as regional, multilateral, and global cooperation between the two nations, as he shared on X (formerly known as Twitter).
In his conversation with Foreign Minister Penny Wong of Australia, Mr. Jaishankar mentioned the “positive trajectory” of their bilateral relations and outlined specific steps to advance the partnership.
During his meeting with the U.K’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Tariq Ahmed, Mr. Jaishankar explored various aspects of the bilateral relationship and exchanged views on Ukraine.
Describing his interaction with Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Mr. Jaishankar noted a fruitful conversation about connectivity, economic ties, and regional dynamics.