New Delhi: S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, will be in the US for 10 days starting on Sunday to participate in meetings of the foreign ministers of the BRICS nations and the Quad countries (the US, Japan, and Australia) (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa). , and this year represent New Delhi in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
From September 25 to September 28 he will be in Washington, DC for bilateral meetings with key US administration officials, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, even though the majority of the multilateral meetings of the groups will be held in New York from September 18 to 24.
In the ensuing two weeks, he will meet with their colleagues in Japan and Australia as well as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
He will also meet with the foreign ministers of the G4 countries – Germany, Japan and Brazil – who are pushing for a permanent member seat on the UN Security Council.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement, “During his visit to New York from September 18 to 24, the External Affairs Minister will lead India’s delegation to the High Level Week at the 77th session of the UNGA. The theme of the 77th UNGA is ‘A Watershed Moment: Transformational Solutions to Interlocking Challenges’.
Jaishankar’s address to the UNGA session is scheduled for September 24 in the forenoon.