S Jaishankar US Visit: India, the United Arab Emirates and France held their first trilateral ministerial meeting here on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session, with a focus on ‘active exchange’ of views between strategic partners and members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as well as diplomacy. Let’s discuss a new and more contemporary way of. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in New York on Sunday to attend the 77th high-level session of the United Nations General Assembly. This session will start from today with general discussion. Jaishankar tweeted after the meeting, “A productive first ever India-UAE-France trilateral ministerial meeting. Active exchange of views between strategic partners and UNSC members. The UAE-hosted meeting on Monday was also attended by its Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna.
The three countries are strategic partners of each other
Jaishankar began his busy diplomatic week with bilateral and multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the high-level session. This was the first Ministerial ‘Tripartite’ meeting of India, UAE and France. Official sources said that the three countries are different but strategic partners of each other and discussions are focused on areas of commonality and how to specify and strengthen these commonalities. He said that the three countries are very comfortable with each other and there are many areas where they can potentially work in a more coordinated manner. Citing the examples of ‘Quad’ (Australia, India, Japan and US), ITU2 (India, Israel, UAE and US), he said that India as forums emerging as effective ways to find a common agenda, There is trilateral cooperation between France and Australia.
‘Diplomacy is changing now’
Such multilateral meetings indicate a new and more contemporary way of doing diplomacy. He said that generally the groups are regional and close in nature such as SAARC, BIMSTEC, ASEAN and European Union. However, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are an exception. Official sources said that diplomacy is changing now and there are countries which are not neighbors or next to each other in some area but which have some common interests and are working with each other. After the bilateral meeting with the UAE Foreign Minister, Jaishankar tweeted, “Reviewed the continued progress of our partnership. Appreciated his assessment and insight on the global situation.” Jaishankar also met Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shouki. He tweeted, “Our bilateral relations in the areas of defence, trade and investment are growing strongly. Cooperation in new initiatives such as green hydrogen and ammonia and education sectors will further boost them.
Discussion on cooperation in education and business
Discussed our close cooperation in the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement. Underscored the importance of Egypt’s participation in the G20 next year. During a “fruitful exchange of views” with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Jaishankar said he “looks forward to working together in the G-77 and other multilateral formats.” Talked about rice supply and development projects. Welcomed his appreciation for the Panchakarma Center in Havana.” In his meeting with Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassan, Jaishankar appreciated his comments on the latest developments in the African country. “Discussed greater cooperation in education and business,” he said. After Albania’s meeting with Europe Affairs and Foreign Minister Olta Jaka, Jaishankar said, “Appreciated our close cooperation in the UN Security Council. Discussed strengthening our bilateral ties. Exchanged views on Ukraine and energy security.