External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a “wide-ranging meeting” in which the two discussed the global implications of the Ukraine war, as well as the situations in Afghanistan and Myanmar, among other topics.
Having returned from a trip to Washington, Jaishankar arrived in New York on Wednesday evening.
“A wide-ranging conversation with UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres. The participants discussed the worldwide implications of the Ukraine crisis, particularly in terms of food and energy security. The ramifications for poor countries are significant “On Thursday, Jaishankar posted a tweet.
संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासचिव @antonioguterres के साथ व्यापक चर्चा।— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) April 14, 2022
यूक्रेन संघर्ष के वैश्विक प्रभाव और विशेष रूप से खाद्य और ऊर्जा सुरक्षा पर विचारों का आदान-प्रदान किया। विकासशील देशों के लिए आशय गंभीर हैं। https://t.co/qK5EXWrAQO
“Among other things, I spoke on the most recent developments in Afghanistan and Myanmar. Respect his desire to collaborate with India to effectively handle critical modern concerns, and “he explained.
The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan on August 15, less than two weeks before the United States completed its force departure from the country after a two-decade war. As a result, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who was backed by the United States-led Western coalition, was compelled to escape the nation to the United Arab Emirates.
Afghanistan’s Taliban rebels swept over the country and controlled all major cities in a couple of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the United States and its allies were wiped out by the Taliban.
Mr. Jaishankar and Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh were in Washington for the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with their counterparts from the United States, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III, respectively.
Afghanistan’s leadership was urged on Monday by both India and the United States to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution that states that Afghanistan’s territory must never again be used to threaten or attack any country, nor to plan or finance terrorist operations.
A joint statement issued following the fourth India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on Monday encouraged the Taliban to respect the human rights of all Afghans, including women, children, and members of minority groups, as well as the right to freedom of movement in their country.
The joint statement called for an immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar, the release of all those arbitrarily detained, and a swift return to the path of democracy and inclusive governance. It also called for the immediate implementation of the ASEAN Five Point Consensus, which was signed in November.