India and Russia engaged in extensive discussions on issues on the UN Security Council agenda and recent developments.
On November 17, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin was received in New Delhi by Vinay Kwatra, Foreign Minister of the Republic of India, and had extensive foreign policy consultations with Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), read the press statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry Ministry.
Issues on the UN agenda were discussed in detail, with a focus on Security Council activities in light of the completion in December of New Delhi’s two-year presence on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member.
In addition, the parties touched on current regional issues such as the situation in Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria and Myanmar, as well as the state of affairs at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the statement added.
Particular attention was paid to the problems of counter-terrorism and UN peacekeeping. India’s UN Security Council presidency program for the coming month was also discussed in detail.
The consultations reaffirmed the mutual commitment to further strengthen bilateral coordination and constructive cooperation on the UN platform based on the UN Charter and in line with the special and privileged strategic partnership between Moscow and New Delhi, the statement said.
Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Indian delegation for consultations on United Nations and multilateral issues with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This was the third round of such talks between the two sides this year. Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were among the Indian delegation, according to the press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Russian delegation was led by Vershinin, Deputy Foreign Minister (DFM) of the Russian Federation and included other senior officials from the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Embassy in New Delhi.
Vershinin congratulated India on the upcoming presidency of the UN Security Council in December 2022.
Both sides engaged in extensive discussions on issues on the UN Security Council agenda and recent developments. They agreed to deepen counter-terrorism cooperation at the UN and other multilateral platforms. Secretary (West) briefed the Russian side on India’s priorities during the upcoming presidency of the UN Security Council in December 2022, read the release.
During the visit, DFM also called on Foreign Minister Vinay Kwatra and briefed him on Russia’s position on UN-related issues.
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