Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned the scenario in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized energy in Kabul in his bilateral conferences right here, together with with UN Secretary Common Antonio Guterres.
Jaishankar arrived in New York on Monday because the UN Safety Council held an emergency assembly on the scenario in Afghanistan, the second time in simply over the ten days that the highly effective UN physique met beneath India’s Presidency for the month of August to debate the unravelling scenario within the war-torn nation.
Following his assembly with Guterres within the UN headquarters on Tuesday, the minister tweeted, “Good to satisfy UN Secretary Common @antonioguterres. Our discussions targeted on Afghanistan, following upon the Safety Council assembly yesterday.” He additionally met Estonia’s Minister of Overseas Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets and as “UNSC members, mentioned our working collectively on maritime and cyber safety and different international points. Exchanged views on the developments in Afghanistan. Look ahead to her presence on the Council assembly tomorrow”.
Liimets described her assembly with Jaishankar as “essential” and mentioned in a tweet that they talked in regards to the “unsure” scenario in Afghanistan and India’s first UNSC Presidency.
“Good cooperation between Estonia and India, this yr celebrating 30 years of diplomatic relations,” she added.
Safety Council occasions
Jaishankar will chair two high-level signature occasions this week beneath India’s present Safety Council Presidency. As India assumed the Presidency of the 15-nation Council for the month of August, it had outlined maritime safety, counter-terrorism and peacekeeping as the main target areas. The minister will chair an open debate Wednesday on know-how and peacekeeping beneath the overarching theme of ‘Defending the Protectors’.
He’ll lay a wreath on the Peacekeepers Memorial in a ceremony together with Guterres. India and the UN will alternate an MoU in assist of partnership for know-how in peacekeeping.
Jaishankar can even chair a high-level occasion on August 19 on counter-terrorism throughout which the Council will focus on the Secretary Common’s six-monthly report on the risk posed by ISIL/Da’esh, beneath the agenda merchandise ‘Threats to Worldwide Peace and Safety brought on by Terrorist Acts’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chaired the digital high-level open debate on maritime safety that was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Blinken.
Jaishankar mentioned he additionally mentioned the evolving scenario in Afghanistan with French Minister for Europe and Overseas Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.
“We are going to proceed to coordinate within the UN Safety Council. Thank him for evacuating 21 Indian nationals from Kabul to Paris,” he mentioned.