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EAM Jaishankar on 10-day US visit, to meet Blinken | India News – Times of India

EAM Jaishankar on 10-day US visit, to meet Blinken | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Foreign minister S Jaishankar will on Sunday begin his 10-day visit to the US, during which he will lead the Indian delegation at the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York and later travel to Washington DC for a meeting with his counterpart Antony Blinken.
During the visit, Jaishankar will participate in plurilateral meetings of the Quad, IBSA, BRICS and other trilateral groupings like India-France-Australia, India-France-UAE and India-Indonesia-Australia. He will also meet foreign ministers of G20 and UNSC member states, among others. India will assume the G20 presidency later this year.
Jaishankar will address the UNGA on September 24. Ahead of his departure, the government said that in keeping with India’s strong commitment to reformed multilateralism, Jaishankar will be hosting a ministerial meeting of the G4 (India, Brazil, Japan, Germany), as well as participating at the high level meeting of the L.69 Group on ‘Reinvigorating Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reform of the UN Security Council’. The L.69 Group consists of developing countries from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean and Small Island Developing States, focused on reforms of the UN security council.
“To commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the external affairs minister would be addressing a special event ‘India@75: Showcasing India UN Partnership in Action’ on September 24, which would highlight India’s development journey and its contributions to South-South Cooperation. The event is expected to be addressed by the president of the 77th UNGA, along with foreign ministers of several member states, and the UNDP administrator,” said the government, adding Jaishankar will also be meeting UN secretary general Antonio Guterres.
Jaishankar will visit Washington DC from 25-28 September for meetings with US interlocutors, the government said. His programme includes discussions with his counterpart Blinken, senior US officials, business leaders. “EAM’s visit would enable a high-level review of the multifaceted bilateral agenda and strengthen cooperation on regional and global issues to further consolidate the India-US partnership,” said the government.

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