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jaishankar: External Affairs Minister Jaishankar will pay an 11-day visit to the United States from Sunday

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will pay an 11-day visit to the United States from Sunday to attend the United Nations General Assembly, participate in several plurilateral and trilateral meetings and hold talks with senior officials from the Biden administration. Jaishankar will also host a ministerial meeting of the G4 group which, apart from India, includes Brazil, Japan and Germany, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said, announcing its visit.

The minister will also take part in the “high-level meeting” of the L.69 group on “the revival of multilateralism and the achievement of a comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council”.

The L.69 group is made up of developing countries from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and small island developing states, focused on UN Security Council reforms.

“During his visit to New York from September 18 to 24, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will lead the Indian delegation for the high-level week at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), “said the MEA in a press release. .

The theme of the 77th UN General Assembly is “A Decisive Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interrelated Challenges”.

“To commemorate and highlight Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will host a special ‘[email protected]: Showcasing India UN Partnership in Action’ event on September 24, which will highlight India’s development journey and its contributions to South-South cooperation,” the MEA said.

The event is expected to be addressed by the President of the 77th UNGA as well as Foreign Ministers of several Member States and the UNDP Administrator.

The MEA said Jaishankar will also participate in Quad, IBSA and BRICS plurilateral meetings as well as meetings in trilateral formats, such as India-France-Australia, India-France-UAE and India-Indonesia-Australia. .

“He will also have bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of G20 member states and the UN Security Council, among others,” the MEA said.

Jaishankar’s speech at the high-level session of the 77th UN General Assembly is scheduled for the morning of September 24.

At the end of engagements related to the 77th UNGA, Jaishankar will travel to Washington from September 25-28 for bilateral meetings with US interlocutors.

“His program includes, among other things, discussions with his counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken; senior US administration officials, US business leaders, a roundtable focused on science and technology and the interaction with the Indian diaspora,” the MEA said.

“The Foreign Minister’s visit would allow for a high-level review of the multi-faceted bilateral agenda and enhance cooperation on regional and global issues to further cement the strategic partnership between India and the United States,” did he declare.