Jaishankar meets Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

They focus on bilateral cooperation, “exchanged views on Ukraine”, the G-20 and UN reforms

They focus on bilateral cooperation, “exchanged views on Ukraine”, the G-20 and UN reforms

Exterior Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met together with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov , on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session on Saturday.

Mr. Jaishankar characterised the talks as “wide-ranging” on Twitter, saying they mentioned bilateral cooperation, “exchanged views on Ukraine”, the G-20 and UN reforms. The Russian Overseas Ministry additionally tweeted that the assembly had occurred. The pictures tweeted by Mr. Jaishankar and the Russian facet have been contrasting within the temper they appeared to convey – with the Russian picture, presumably taken because the assembly was simply beginning, exhibiting the ministers and several other different members smiling. Mr. Jaishankar’s picture confirmed the groups in the course of discussions.

India assumes the presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) nations on December 1. Reforming the U.N. Safety Council has been one of many fundamental themes of Mr. Jaishankar’s present go to to New York. In his UNGA deal with after the assembly, Mr. Lavrov known as India and Brazil “worthy” candidates for a everlasting seat on the UNSC. The 2 nations, together with Japan and Germany are a part of the Group of 4 (G4) in search of everlasting membership within the Safety Council.

By way of Ukraine, India has been distancing itself farther from Russia publicly in latest instances, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi telling Russian President Vladimir Putin final week that this was not the time for conflict. Mr. Jaishankar advised the UN Safety Council earlier this week that human rights and worldwide regulation needed to be maintained even throughout battle.

Mr. Jaishankar and Mr. Lavrov additionally met as a part of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) assembly on Thursday.

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