During telephonic conversations on Monday between the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his counterpart Park Jin, India and South Korea reviewed their bilateral relations and discussed matters related to India’s G-20 presidency. Early in March, he will travel to India to accompany the G-20 foreign ministers’ conference.
“We appreciate FM Park Jin’s call this morning from the Republic of Korea. We talked about our bilateral ties and the 50th-anniversary celebration of our diplomatic ties. Welcome him with anticipation as he visits for the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in India, “Tweeted Jaishankar.
In the first week of March, India is likely to organize the foreign ministers of the G-20 nations, who will discuss how to address urgent global concerns including the war in Ukraine.
At the important G-20 annual meeting in Bali in November, India was elected to assume the group’s chair with a pledge to work to ensure that the organization serves as a worldwide catalyst for innovation and accelerates group action to address urgent concerns.
India anticipates that the conference of G-20 foreign ministers will take place in New Delhi on March 1 and 2. In advance of the G-20 discussion later this year, India is hosting several occasions and gatherings.
At the Bali summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked, “India is taking the helm of the G-20 at a time when the globe is concurrently coping with geopolitical uncertainties, rising food, economic slowdown, and the long-term negative impacts of the epidemic, and energy prices.
The world is hopeful as it looks to the G-20 at this moment. The G-20 presidency of India would be inclusive, ambitious, definite, and action-oriented, I want to reassure you now,” he said. On December 1, India formally took up the G-20 chairmanship.
In the meantime, Thai counterparts Don Pramudwinai and Jaishankar held extensive talks here on Monday with a focus on deepening bilateral ties and the developing situation in Myanmar.
It is believed that Jaishankar and Pramudwinai discussions also touched on cooperation within the (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ASEAN framework.
“I was pleased to see Thailand’s FM Don Pramudwinai and DPM this afternoon. During the discussion of our bilateral connection and Myanmar’s current circumstances, “Tweeted Jaishankar.
Following a coup on February 1, 2020, in which other National League for Democracy leaders and Nobel laureate Suu KyiNobel laureate Suu Kyi were detained, the military took control of Myanmar (NLD). After the coup, there were widespread protests throughout the nation.
The implementation of the four activists was announced by Myanmar’s military in July of last year. The military claimed that the activists had committed “terror acts” against the government.
The G7 was among the nations and organizations that announced the deaths. India conveyed its grave concern regarding executions.
In response to the coup and the ensuing crackdown on pro-democracy protests, the military regime in Myanmar has come under pressure from the West to avoid further interaction.
On Monday, South Korea stated that India is unquestionably a global force and that during its G20 presidency, India will realize its full potential, pay attention to the opinions and suggestions of its members, and support the global community.
According to Byungsik Jung, the representative of South Korea, “this country gives the impression that India is unquestionably a global powerhouse that not only is a difficult ability evidenced by economic hierarchies and population, but also a soft power equipped with well-known films, cuisines, history, and renowned figures.”
He also projected confidence in the G20 presidency’s achievement this year.
“I am confident that the Indian government will realize its potential and charm, pay attention to the opinions and suggestions of the members, and support the global community,” he said.
On December 1, 2022, India accepted the G20 chairmanship for a year. The Group of 20 or G20 is an inter-governmental organization that brings together the largest industrialized and developing economies of the globe.
It consists of Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US, South Korea, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the European Union.
Participants in the International Financial Architecture Working Group conference G20, which started on Monday, will talk about how to make global financial architecture more stable and cohesive as well as how to adapt it to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The discussion at the summit will also center on finding the best possible support for underdeveloped and vulnerable nations.