It is important to respect the UN Security Council resolutions on Cyprus, says Jaishankar



Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides on September 22, 2021 | Twitter / @ DrSJaishankar

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New York: Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides, during which he underlined the need to comply with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions with regard to the island nation.

Jaishankar tweeted about his meeting with Christodoulides on Wednesday: “We are working on advancing our economic relations. appreciated his regional insights. It is important that the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Cyprus are respected by all ”.

Jaishankar’s tweet came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referred to Kashmir in his address to the UN General Assembly.

We are sticking to our stance to resolve the persistent problem in Kashmir for 74 years through dialogue between the parties and within the framework of the relevant resolutions of the United Nations, Erdogan said in his speech before the general debate on Tuesday.

Erdogan has also raised the Kashmir issue at the UN in the past and thus drew the wrath of India.

The long-running conflict in Cyprus began in 1974 when Turkey invaded the north of the country in response to a Greek government-backed military coup on the island.

India has worked for a peaceful solution to the problem in accordance with UN resolutions.

Jaishankar, who arrived here on Monday to attend the 76th high-level session of the UN General Assembly, will also be attending the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting, which will focus on Afghanistan.

He held several bilateral meetings on Tuesday.

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During his bilateral meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, the current G20 chairman, he discussed challenges related to vaccine accessibility and smooth travel. Look forward to discussing Afghanistan with him tomorrow.

In his meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, Jaishankar praised the steady progress in trade, investment and other exchanges. Our cooperation in multilateral fora continues.

At the meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic Roberto Alvarez, Jaishankar spoke about deepening our relations. We look forward to the opening of our embassy soon.

He also met his South Korean counterpart, Chung Eui-yong.

An in-depth conversation about various aspects of our relationship. RoK’s New Southern Policy and India’s Act East Policy have enhanced our convergence in the Indo-Pacific.

He said he had a warm conversation with Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes.

It discussed how best to address the travel challenges related to Covid. Also exchange views on Afghanistan.

After meeting his counterpart from Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis agreed, Jaishankar tweeted, to expand our bilateral contacts. Exchange of views on our respective regions.

He described his meeting with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son as productive and spoke about our multi-dimensional bilateral cooperation. Exchange of views on regional and common interests.

Jaishankar also met with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

A good meeting with an important ASEAN partner. Discussion about regional developments with FM @Menlu_RI from Indonesia. Common interests and common perspectives drive our strong collaboration, ”Jaishankar tweeted. –PTI

Also read: Jaishankar discusses the situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific with global colleagues at UNGA

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