Auckland : External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in his statement on Thursday made a big disclosure about the Russia-Ukraine war. Jaishankar said that India is ready to provide all possible facilities to resolve the Ukraine crisis. Jaishankar said that when the fighting between Ukraine and Russia escalated in sensitive Zaporizhzhya, India had put pressure on Moscow to ensure the safety of the nuclear plant there.
He further said that I was on a visit to the United Nations during that time and at the same time we were requested to put pressure on Russia. However, we took this as a serious concern and conveyed this concern to Russia. In his address, he said that the world is affected by the Russo-Ukraine war. He also described the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan as a major issue. In response to a question on double standards in the world and India’s position, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said that the practice of double standards is old.
He further said that one of the changes we have seen in the last few years is that the US has moved to work with countries outside its own old alliances, treaties and relationships. He further said that you have mechanisms like the courts, which include some alliances for America. However, there is a country like India which has historically stayed away from alliances and treaties.
The External Affairs Minister said that in the 1970s and 1980s major decisions were taken by the G-7 countries, but over time this changed and the focus shifted to the G-20 countries. The External Affairs Minister said that India is the fifth largest economy in the world and it is expected to become the third largest economy in the world by the end of this decade.
Earlier, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar raised the issue of Corona norms imposed by New Zealand in talks with his New Zealand counterpart Nanaya Mahuta.
It is known that Indian students are facing difficulties in getting visas due to the Corona norms imposed by New Zealand. External Affairs Minister with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland on 6 October to the members of the Indian community living in New Zealand for their extraordinary achievements. and will participate in a program to be awarded for contribution. The External Affairs Minister will visit Canberra and Sydney after the New Zealand tour. He had a lengthy conversation with Simon Bridges, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Auckland Business Chamber.