Jaishankar attends BRICS meeting with focus on economy, security latest news delhi | Delhi News

Hours after External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar slammed China for its position on terrorism and expressed a very strong degree of Indian concern over the war in Ukraine and its consequences at the UN Security Council on Thursday, she expressed her Russian concern. and met Chinese counterparts. At the BRICS meeting in New York on Thursday. Brazil and South Africa are other members of the group.

BRICS also issued a communiqué covering the areas of discussion that span from multilateralism to terrorism, from climate to health, from corruption to human rights, among other topics.

After the meeting, the minister tweeted, “A traditional BRICS gathering on the sidelines of #UNGA77. Exchange of perspectives on the global situation, the international economy and regional issues. Made the case for reformed multilateralism. Wishing Naledi Pandor and South Africa all success in his presidency.”

In a press statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that the ministers exchanged views on major global and regional issues on the agenda of the United Nations in the political, security, economic, financial and sustainable development sectors as well as on intra- . BRICS activities.

“They reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen and reform the multilateral system, in particular the United Nations and its principal organs. He rejected double standards in combating terrorism and extremism. They called for early finalization and adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

The MEA statement said that the BRICS countries had “committed to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states, emphasizing their commitment to peaceful resolution of differences and disputes between countries through dialogue and consultations”. , and supported all efforts conducive to a peaceful resolution of the situation in Ukraine”.

The five countries also accepted the decision of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference on the TRIPS Agreement to provide flexibility to cover production and supply of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics. He called for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in a balanced and integrated manner. and on climate, the group called “on the importance of fulfillment, delivery and urgency of developed countries’ commitments to provide reliable, adequate, predictable, timely, new and additional financing and technology transfers to developing countries to combat climate change.” Insisted”.

The nature of the minister’s tweet – in the context of a traditional gathering and India’s limited focus on the message and exchange of ideas – was in contrast to many of the more influential and heated tweets made by the minister about his other engagements. It also stood in contrast to the optics of the Quad meeting on Friday morning, where the level of comfort between the foreign ministers of India, Australia, Japan and the United States was very high.

The MEA’s press release and the focus of the issues it chose to highlight also indicate that India saw the forum as an opportunity to express and take forward its concerns on multilateralism, health, terrorism , while emphasizing the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity – principles applicable to both Ukraine and the situation on the India-China border.

The BRICS meeting is also just one component of a series of other trilateral and multilateral events – the ministers have already participated in the India-France-UAE meeting; The Ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) met a day before BRICS; Quad Ministers meeting held on Friday morning; The India-France-Australia and India-Indonesia-Australia ministerial meetings are also scheduled for later in the day.

Explaining the logic and politics behind the BRICS meet, Harsh Pant of Observer Research Foundation said, “The diplomatic choreography that Jaishankar engages in, underscores the fact that India maintains channels of communication with both China and Russia. Willing to keep open, even it is. The challenges that India is facing due to the different actions of both China and Russia are highlighted at different forums.

Pant said the problem is more serious in terms of border issues with China and how it is reflected in the deterioration in India-China relations. With Russia, it is a question of degradation of the global environment and its consequences for Indian national interests.

“In both cases, India stands ready to express its opinion unequivocally. But at the same time, it is ready to engage in dialogue where India can work with Russia and China on global issues where there is some degree of convergence. But ultimately India is not shying away from clarifying its objections. Pant said the expression of commitment to BRICS shows that India is ready to use it as a platform to advocate for greater representation of emerging voices in the global order, but it does not mean that the bilateral challenges will not be challenged or reflected in India’s position, as other interventions by the minister have made clear.

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