On the sidelines of the high-level UN General Assembly session in New York, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar conducted a series of bilateral talks with his international counterparts from Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Armenia to discuss revamping multilateralism and collaboration in the G20.
"A real pleasure to meet with Secretary of Foreign Affairs @aliciabarcena of Mexico... this morning in New York. Discussed taking forward our Privileged Partnership focusing on business, science & technology, education, economy and traditional medicine. Also exchanged views on the reforming multilateralism and our work together in G20,” he said in a post on X.
Additionally, he met with Elmedin Konakovic, the foreign minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to talk about expanding bilateral ties with an emphasis on trade and the economy.
Jaishankar also met with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan and appreciated his sharing assessment of the current situation in the Caucuses.
"Appreciate his sharing assessment of the current situation in the Caucasus. Affirmed our strong bilateral relationship," he posted on X.
Jaishankar also spoke with Hun Manet, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, on Saturday on the state of the bilateral development partnership and the situation in Myanmar.
The two leaders met on the margins of the high-level UN General Assembly session here.
"Pleased to call on Prime Minister Hun Manet of Cambodia. Conveyed the warm greetings of PM @narendramodi. Discussed the progress of our development partnership," Jaishankar posted on X.
"Noted as well our expanding defense and cultural cooperation. Exchanged views on Myanmar," he said.
Jaishankar also held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Cyprus, and Uganda on Saturday.
On Friday, he started a nine-day trip to the US, principally to attend the UNGA in New York and host a special gathering on the Global South. He would also take part in numerous bilateral and multilateral conferences in New York.
Jaishankar is scheduled to meet UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the President of the 78th UN General Assembly session, Dennis Francis, on Monday. He is scheduled to address the General Debate from the UN General Assembly hall on Tuesday.
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