‘US supports India G-20 presidency’: Jaishankar, Blinken meet; discuss Ukraine | Latest News India

The United States supports India’s G-20 chairmanship, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted on Sunday as he met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Cambodia on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit. The two leaders tweeted about the meeting and shared details of the talks.

The war in Ukraine – which is expected to end nine months in days – was among the key issues the two leaders discussed. “A good meeting with US Secretary of State @SecBlinken. We discussed Ukraine, Indo-Pacific, energy, G20 and bilateral relations,” Foreign Minister Jaishankar wrote in a tweet. He accompanies Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, who leads the Indian delegation to the 19th ASEAN-India Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

“I met India’s External Affairs Minister @DrSJaishankar on the sidelines of the @ASEAN Summit today in Phnom Penh to discuss ongoing efforts to expand our partnership and mitigate the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine. The United States supports India’s G20 Presidency,” Blinken wrote on Twitter, along with photographs of the two leaders and the hashtag – #USIndiaAt75.

India will chair the G-20 summit from December 1. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the logo, website and theme for India’s G-20 Presidency. “The notion of universal brotherhood is reflected in the G-20 logo. The lotus in the G-20 logo is a symbol of hope in these trying times,” the Prime Minister said in a virtual address.

“The G20 presidency is not just a diplomatic meeting for India, it is a new responsibility and a measure of the world’s trust in India,” he added.

Meanwhile, Jaishankar had also met with UN chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday.

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