Thursday, September 29, 2022

Jaishankar meets Blinken amid China-US tension, discusses global issues

Bright Times News: On Thursday in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. US-China tensions have risen as a result of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, which coincides with the period of the summit.

Blinken opened the discussion, which was held in conjunction with the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ conference, by mentioning the “challenges” in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and the Indo-Pacific region.

Warm conversations are used to kick off sessions at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh. Jaishankar tweeted and spoke with US Secretary of State @SecBlinken about the state of the world and how India-US relations are continuing to improve.

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Blinken reportedly stated that the US and India are ardent proponents of ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific. “We both fervently believe that ASEAN should take Center stage. We all have a common goal of creating a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and we work toward that goal every day in a variety of ways “added Blinken.

We have certain pressing concerns that concern both of us, like the circumstances in Sri Lanka, Burma, and many other hot places, he continued. “So I’m looking forward to talking about a few of these topics with my friend again, and then we’ll both move on to our appointments,” she said.

Jaishankar and Blinken “exchanged views on global and regional problems, including Russia’s ruthless assault against Ukraine and its impact on food insecurity around the world,” according to US State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

India has so far worked to maintain a diplomatic balance over the Russian invasion of Ukraine between Russia and the US-led West. Despite its concern about the deaths in Buka, it has stopped denouncing Moscow’s conduct.

They spoke on Sri Lanka’s economic problems and highlighted that both nations support the island nation’s citizens in their efforts to restore political and economic stability through democratic and constitutional means, according to Price.

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