Jaishankar’s two-day visit: External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar met with Japan’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs Yamada Kenji in New York and stated that both countries work together as G4 members to advance reformed multilateralism.
On Tuesday, Jaishankar posted on his official Twitter account: “Yamada Kenji, Japan’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs, had an interesting conversation. India and Japan, as G4 members, collaborate to advance reformed multilateralism. I spoke about the need to move the IGN process forward more effectively.” Intergovernmental Negotiations on UN Security Council Reform, or IGN on UN Security Council Reform, is a group of nation-states working within the United Nations to further reform the UN Security Council (UNSC).
Jaishankar, who arrived in New York for a two-day visit, also met with the 77th Congress.
Jaishankar tweeted, “Glad to meet @UN_PGA Csaba Korosi in New York. Discussed our UNSC experience, our G20 Presidency goals and importance of reformed multilateralism.”
Jaishankar’s two-day visit: Jaishankar is in the United States for a two-day visit to preside over two high-level ministerial signature events of the UN Security Council’s current Presidency. Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, welcomed Jaishankar.
Ruchira Kamboj tweeted, “Delighted to receive our External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar during India’s ongoing UN Security Council UNSC Presidency. The Minister will be chairing’s signature events at the UN, alongside bilaterals and significant side events.”
“The High-Level Ministerial Open Debate on 14 December is on the theme of “New Orientation for Reformed Multilateralism” [NORMS], and the High-Level Briefing on 15 December is on “Global Approach to Counter Terrorism – Challenges and Way Forward,” said the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement on December 12.
The ministry stated that these issues have been top priorities for India during its current UN Security Council tenure. It went on to say that the primary goal of the Open Debate on Reformed Multilateralism is to encourage all Member States to seriously address the urgent need for reforms in the global governance multilateral architecture, including long-standing UN Security Council reforms.
The meeting will also include briefings from the United Nations Secretary-General and others.