India starts to reach out, Jaishankar dials counterpart in France

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke to his counterpart in France Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday and discussed issues of “contemporary security and political importance”, a clear reference to the border stand-off between India and China.

Jaishankar’s call to the French foreign minister indicated that India has started briefing members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the situation on the Line of Actual Control. Top Indian officials and ministers have spoken by phone and had meetings with their counterparts in other countries.

“Wide-ranging discussion with French FM @JY_LeDrian. Covered issues of contemporary security and political importance. Also agreed to address #COVID-related challenges in health and aviation. Thanked him for the strong support in #UNSC and look forward to working together,” Jaishankar posted on Twitter.

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