Active first day of bilateral, multilateral meetings for Jaishankar in New York

Updated: Sep 23 2023 11:09AM

By Yoshita Singh

New York, Sep 23 (PTI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had an active and packed first day of bilateral and multilateral meetings with his global counterparts and exchanged views on strengthening bilateral ties and issues of common concern as he arrived here for the high-level UN General Assembly session.

Jaishankar hit the ground running shortly after landing in New York early Friday morning, beginning his hectic schedule for the day with the Quad Foreign Ministers meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa.

A joint readout of the Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting issued after the meeting reaffirmed the group’s “unwavering support for the United Nations, the enduring importance of upholding mutually determined rules, norms, and standards, and to deepen Quad cooperation in the international system”.