- India started a two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the Safety Council earlier this month.
India and China on Thursday held bilateral consultations on points on the agenda of the United Nations Safety Council, a uncommon assembly between the 2 sides amid the dragging navy standoff on the Line of Precise Management (LAC).
The Indian delegation used video conferencing to transient the Chinese language aspect “on India’s priorities throughout its UNSC tenure,” the exterior affairs ministry stated in a quick assertion with out giving particulars.
“Each side mentioned a variety of points on the UNSC agenda,” the assertion stated. The 2 sides additionally “agreed to proceed their engagement on key points” on the Safety Council’s agenda, the assertion added.
India started a two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the Safety Council earlier this month.
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Final 12 months, the Indian aspect listed an efficient response to world terrorism, reforming the multilateral system, a complete strategy to worldwide peace and safety, and selling know-how with a human contact amongst its priorities for its stint within the Safety Council.
Prakash Gupta, joint secretary (UNP and summits) within the exterior affairs ministry, led the Indian delegation that included officers from the East Asia and UN financial and social divisions, the everlasting mission of India in New York and the embassy in Beijing.
The Chinese language delegation was led by Yang Tao, director-general of the division of worldwide organisations in China’s international ministry.
Because the standoff in Ladakh sector of the LAC emerged within the open in Could final 12 months, the primary interactions between the 2 nations have been conferences of the Working Mechanism for Session and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs and senior navy commanders that centered on taking ahead disengagement and de-escalation alongside the disputed border.
Exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar and defence minister Rajnath Singh met their Chinese language counterparts on the margins of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) conferences in Moscow final September. The Particular Representatives on the border concern have additionally held consultations, whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping have participated in a number of digital conferences of multilateral organisations.
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