During his visit to India, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to raise with Jaishankar and PM Modi the Biden administration’s ‘concerns on human rights and democracy’.
India will assume the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council on 1 August, it's first Presidency during its 2021-22 tenure as a non-permanent member of the 15-nation UN body.
Shringla, who arrived in UK for a 2-day visit Friday, also shared plans for a reciprocal vaccine certification system to be unveiled by the Indian govt soon for international travel.
Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla holds meetings with his counterpart Lord Tariq Ahmad and other officials in London, discusses ties in key areas of trade, defence, climate change, among others.
Shahid, Maldives foreign minister, also said that the UN has a 'clear role' to play in Afghanistan as maintenance of international peace and security is a mandate of the UNSC.
Modi felicitated the president-elect on his vision statement for a 'Presidency of Hope' and assured him of India's full support and cooperation during his presidency.
A wide range of issues including cooperation on Covid response efforts & regional security interests are on the agenda for discussion, as per the state department spokesperson.
Visit comes at a time when the security situation in Afghanistan is worsening. The Afghan Army Chief is also set to visit New Delhi next week.
In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, the Indian High Commissioner to Maldives said the Solih govt recognises its 'responsibility in maintaining peace and security' in Indian Ocean.
During a meeting last week in Dushanbe, Jaishankar had told his Chinese counterpart that any unilateral change in the status quo along LAC was 'unacceptable' to India.