Amid tension with China, Jaishankar meets counterparts from Japan & Australia
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held separate bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of Japan and Australia on the sidelines of the Quad meeting in Tokyo.
During the 13th India-Japan Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue, the two ministers exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest and agreed that the strong and enduring partnership between the two countries will play a pivotal role in overcoming challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement from the MEA said.
Jaishankar and Motegi also emphasised that a free, open and inclusive India-Pacific region must be premised on diversified and resilient supply chains.
Jaishankar also met his Australian counterpart Marise Payne and discussed ways to expand cooperation in global affairs & regional issues.
Jaishankar and Payne travelled to Tokyo to attend a ministerial meeting of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition comprising India, the US, Australia and Japan.
The bilateral meetings come after the 'Quad' foreign ministers' meeting took place on Tuesday.
The meetings took place in the backdrop of frosty relations of India, Australia and Japan with China.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called for an immediate ceasefire to stop violence in Afghanistan. While speaking at the Afghanistan 2020 Conference, Jaishankar said that peace process must be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned & Afghan-controlled. He said, “India has invested heavily in peace and development of Afghanistan. We strongly believe that the gains of the last two decades must be preserved and the interests of the minorities, women and vulnerable sections must be ensured. The increasing level of violence in Afghanistan naturally remains a matter of grave concern.” He added, “While we support all efforts to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan, India calls for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire.” Watch the full video for more details.
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While attending Afghanistan 2020 Conference via video conferencing, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on November 24 said, "India has invested heavily in Afghanistan. No part of Afghanistan is untouched by our 400 plus projects spread across all 34 provinces." "India called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire to stop violence in the country and reiterated that the peace process must be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled," he added.
While attending India-Europe Strategy Group meeting via video conferencing on November 23, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar said Europe is a natural partner when it comes to resources, technology or best practices, and our ability to work together can help shape global outcomes. He said, "For an India which is focused on deep reforms and profound transformation, Europe is a natural partner when it comes to resources, technology or best practices. Our ability to work together can help shape global outcomes."
Addressing at Centre for European Policy Studies virtually on November 17, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that UN should take seriously that different people in the world are pointing out to shortcoming and relevance of the United Nations. "Different people in different parts of the world are pointing out to shortcoming and relevance of the United Nations, is something that the UN should take seriously. It's common sense. Everything requires updating. We can't let the interest of 1 or 2 countries that want to freeze one moment of history for their perpetual gain. The longer we let this gridlock continue, it's harming the UN," said Jaishankar.
Phase 1 of the 24th edition of Naval Exercise Malabar 2020 is underway in the Bay of Bengal. Indian Navy, United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force, and Royal Australian Navy are participating in the naval exercise that started on November 3. The four nations are part of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, also known as Quad.
India along with US, Japan and Australia started the 'Malabar' naval exercise in Bay of Bengal. Navies of all four countries carried out anti-submarine warfare operations and naval maneuver at sea. Indian Navy's Ranvijay, Shivalik, Shakti, Sukanya and submarine Sindhuraj are exercising these operations with USS John S McCain, HMAS Ballarat and JMSDF Ship JS Onami. India, US, Japan and Australia are a part of 'Quad' alliance.
This quirky zipper-shaped boat looks like it's unfastening a river. The work, "Zip-Fastener Ship”, is the creation of artist Yasuhiro Suzuki. It was exhibited in the recent 2020 Sumida river Sumi-Yume Art Project, where it sailed along the waterway which flows through Tokyo, Japan. The work was inspired by the artist looking down on Tokyo Bay from an airplane window and seeing a ship's wake seeming to open the water like a zip.
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The U.S. sprinter and 100 meter world champion Christian Coleman has been banned from competition for two years for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules. The decision means he will miss next years Olympic Games in Toyko. Adam Reed reports.
External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India Dr S Jaishankar participated in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of Quad group countries-Japan, the United States, Australia and India in Japan's Tokyo on October 6. S Jaishankar said, "Called on Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga along with other Quad Foreign Ministers. Spoke about the bilateral and global dimensions of our special partnership." "It's a matter of satisfaction that Indo-Pacific concept has gained increasingly wider acceptance.Indo-Pacific Ocean's Initiative that we tabled at East Asia Summit last yr is development with considerable promise in that context," EAM added. India, the US, Japan, and Australia, collectively form the Quadrilateral group. US Secretary Mike Pompeo, EAM Jaishankar, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne arrived in Tokyo to attend the Quadrilateral foreign ministers meeting.
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Japan's Tokyo on October 07. Foreign Ministers of Quad group countries-Japan,..