New York: Foreign Minister S Jaishankar arrived on a visit to America on Sunday. This is the first visit of the Foreign Minister to the United States after India became a temporary member of the United Nations Security Council in January this year. Jaishankar will meet United Nations chief Antonio Gutarais and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during this period.
The Foreign Minister will meet the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday morning and thereafter go to Washington DG where he will meet Blinken. This is the first visit by a senior Indian minister to the United States since President Joe Biden took office in January. India’s permanent representative at the UN, TS Tirumurthy, tweeted on Sunday night, “I welcome Dr. S. Jaishankar on his arrival in New York after India joined the United Nations Security Council on January 1, 2021.”
Jaishankar’s tour will conclude on May 28. During this time, he will also meet cabinet members and senior administration officials looking at bilateral relations.
On 21 May, the Foreign Ministry of India reported that he has a program of dialogue between India and the US on economic and Covid-19 epidemic-related business forums during the Foreign Minister’s visit.