EAM Jaishankar discusses strategic sectors, G20 and UN reforms with Argentina FM Cafiero

India’s External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, on Friday co-chaired a joint commission meeting with Argentina’s Foreign Minister, Santiago Cafiero, at San Martin Palace, Buenos Aires, and discussed a number of topics, including people-to-people relations, nuclear challenges, and defence. Jaishankar, who was on a trip to three countries, visited Argentina from August 25 to 26 at the request of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cult Cafiero, according to a statement from the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs).

Giving details of the meeting, Jaishankar wrote on Twitter, “A broad and productive Joint Commission meeting co-chaired with FM @SantiagoCafiero from Argentina.” In a later tweet, Jaishankar said that they had conducted a thorough review encompassing strategic sectors such as infrastructure projects, power and lithium, defence, space and nuclear challenges, trade as well. as investments, including market access, agriculture and livestock.

The two leaders discussed several topics

The two leaders also discussed G20 and UN reform, India-MERCOSUR and India-CELAC relations, digital technology, promotion of yoga and people-to-people ties. They even exchanged views on pharma and Ayurveda.

During the meeting, the two ministers recalled the in-depth conversations that the President of the Argentine Republic Alberto Fernandez and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had during their first face-to-face meeting on June 26, 2022 in Munich, outside the G7. Summit.

In addition to this, India and Argentina, the two important and vibrant democracies, have strengthened their relations with strategic partners in the year 2019. According to the statement, democracy, freedom, the state of law, respect for human rights and territorial state integrity served as the foundation of this alliance.

Jaishankar paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Argentina

Meanwhile, on Republica de la India Street in Argentina, EAM Jaishankar paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “He paid tribute to the Mahatma in Republica de la India Street. He is a universal icon of international understanding and goodwill.” Jaishankar also engaged with the Indian Diaspora in Argentina and told them about India’s unparalleled support for them.

Apart from this, EAM also paid tribute to the commander by visiting the monument of General José de San Martin in Buenos Aires. “The freedom struggles he led remain an inspiration to the Global South,” he wrote on Twitter.

Moreover, in Buenos Aires, Jaishankar had a heated discussion with the Argentinian business sector. He further noticed a significant growth in bilateral trade between the two nations. “Its sustainability requires better two-way access and the resolution of non-tariff and regulatory constraints,” he added.

Notably, S Jaishankar is now completing the three-nation tour of South American countries in Argentina. he had already visited Paraguay and Brazil before Argentina.

(Image: Twitter/ @DrSJaishankar)

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