Press Release on Ukraine Conflict: Addressing the recent disagreements arising from the vocabulary used in the sections describing the Ukraine conflict in the joint statement, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar engaged in busy discussions aimed at resolving the differences indirectly. He mentioned, “The last 48 hours were particularly eventful for us before reaching consensus.”

New Delhi: On Friday, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar stated that after the successful chairmanship of the G20, India has emerged as a ‘friend’ and ‘consensus-builder’ in the world. He referred to the preparation of the G20 joint statement by leaders despite differences over the description of the Ukraine conflict, following the general consensus among leaders during the G20 summit in September last year. Speaking at the launch of a book titled ‘India and the Future of G20: Shaping Policies for a Better World,’ Jaishankar addressed a specially organized event by the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies.

Jaishankar remarked, “In the Indian context, the G20 was a test of our ability to emerge as a global sage, a friend, a kind of consensus builder, and a bridge-builder.” He made these comments in the context of busy discussions aimed at resolving differences indirectly over the vocabulary used in the sections describing the Ukraine conflict in the joint statement. He mentioned, “The last 48 hours were particularly eventful for us before reaching consensus.”

The program, titled ‘India and the Future of G20: Shaping Policies for a Better World,’ marked the launch of the book by S. Jaishankar, organized by the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies.

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