Confident that India will continue to shape big debates of our times, says Foreign Minister Jaishankar

By The Hindu

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has expressed confidence that India will continue to shape the “big debates of our times” as he interacted with Permanent Representative Ambassador T.S. Tirumurti and other officials and diplomats from India to the United Nations.

Mr. Jaishankar arrived in New York on Sunday evening on his first visit to the U.S. after India entered the U.N. Security Council as a non-permanent member in January this year and will meet U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday.

“A productive strategy session with @ambtstirumurti and our U.N. team in New York @IndiaUNNewYork. Confident that India will continue to shape the big debates of our times,” Mr. Jaishankar tweeted on Monday after his meeting with Mr. Tirumurti, Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador K. Nagaraj Naidu and diplomats from the Permanent Mission of India to the U.N.

“Grateful to EAM @DrSJaishankar for guidance in focussing our efforts in @UN and in Security Council for 2021-22,” Mr. Tirumurti tweeted.

From New York, Mr. Jaishankar will travel to Washington where he is expected to meet U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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