EAM holds talks with UN Secy Gen, FMs of Belarus, Tajikistan

Astana/New Delhi, July 3 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in Astana for the SCO Summit, on Wednesday met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the Belarus Foreign Minister Maksim Ryzhenkov and the Tajik FM Sirojiddin Muhriddin on the sidelines.

In posts on X, the EAM said that during his conversation with the UN Secretary General the two discussed the global hotspot and their larger implications. The EAM also spoke about reform of the UNSC and future prospects of India-UN partnership.

“Always a pleasure to meet UNSG @antonioguterres.

Appreciate his insights on the state of the world. Discussed global hotspots and their larger implications.

Spoke about the reform of the UNSC, preparations for the upcoming Summit of the Future, and future prospects for meaningful India-UN partnership.”

In his meeting with the Belarus FM, the EAM welcomed Belarus as the newest member of the SCO, and also discussed bilateral relations.

“Pleased to meet FM Maksim Ryzhenkov of Belarus today.

Welcome Belarus to the SCO as its newest member. Discussed our bilateral relationship and its future growth potential.”

During his meeting with the Tajik FM, the two sides took stock of the bilateral partnership and cooperation on multilateral forums.

“Glad to meet Tajik FM Sirojiddin Muhriddin today in Astana.

Took stock of our bilateral partnership and cooperation on multilateral forums.

Appreciate the exchange of views on the regional situation.”

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