EAM S Jaishankar reaffirmed India's strong commitment to multilateralism

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reaffirmed India's strong commitment to multilateralism during a meeting with President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly Csaba Korosi in New York.

The two also "discussed the criticality" of the Sustainable Development Goals agenda for advancement on a global scale.

Taking to Twitter, EAM Jaishankar wrote, "Delighted to meet @UN_PGA Csaba Kőrösi at UN headquarters. Congratulated him on his priorities for #UNGA77. Assured him of India’s fullest support. Discussed the criticality of SDG agenda for global progress. Shared Indian experiences in that regard."

He added,."Reiterated India’s deep commitment to multilateralism."

EAM Jaishankar is in New York for the high-level UN General Assembly session and he has already started his busy diplomatic week with a number of bilateral and international meetings.

Earlier, he led the Indian side during talks with the India-CELAC Quartet, where both sides acknowledged the expansion of political and economic relations between India and CELAC member countries in recent years.

They both discussed the need for stepping up collaboration as well as the difficulties facing the world. In addition, they decided to collaborate closely in the areas of trade and commerce, agriculture, climate change, food and energy, security, health, vaccinations, traditional medicines, logistics, and people-to-people.

On the sidelines of the UNGA meeting, he also met his counterparts from several countries, including the Foreign Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Amery Browne; the Foreign Minister of Albania, Olta Xhaçka; the Foreign Minister of Malta, Ian Borg; the Foreign Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry; the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi; the Foreign Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan; the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen Hassen; and the Foreign Minister of Serbia, Nikola Selakovic.

EAM Jaishankar will address the world leaders from the UNGA platform on September 24.