New York : India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan on Sunday (local time) in New York and discussed Indo-Pacific developments.
Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “A comfortable conversation with an old friend. Discussing Indo-Pacific developments with FM @VivianBala of Singapore. Sharing thoughts on overcoming the Covid challenge.” Earlier, Jaishankar discussed Indo-Pacific developments with Balakrishnan on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
Last week, Jaishankar had discussed issues concerning the Indo-Pacific region with Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi. “Always nice to meet FM @moteging of Japan. Appreciated his insights on Indo-Pacific events. A good exchange of views on Afghanistan,” Jaishankar tweeted.
These talks come in view of the recently concluded first-ever-in-person Quad Leaders’ summit where the head of the state from India, Australia, the US and Japan reaffirmed commitment to promote free, open, rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific.
“The occasion of the Quad summit is an opportunity to refocus ourselves and the world on the Indo-Pacific and on our vision for what we hope to achieve. Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open, rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, to bolster security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond,” said the joint statement of the Quad leaders.