Kautilya Academy 23-06-2020
Union External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar participated in the virtual RIC (Russia-India-China) foreign ministers meeting today, June 23, 2020. While addressing the trilateral meeting, Jaishankar stated that the meeting is a special one that reiterates our belief in time-tested principles of international relations. He highlighted that the challenge today is not of concept and norms but of their practice.
Jaishankar stated that leading voices of the world must be exemplars in every way. He reiterated that respecting international law, recognising legitimate interest of partners and supporting multilateralism and promoting common good is the only way to build a durable world order.
The Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that beyond history, international affairs must also come to terms with the contemporary reality. He stressed that the RIC countries have been active participants in shaping the global agenda. He stated that the special meeting reiterated their belief in international relations but the real challenge is not just one of concepts and norms, but equally of their practice.
The Russia, India, China foreign ministers' meeting was held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second World War. India's military contingent will be participating in the Russian Victory Day Parade on June 24, 2020. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has also reached Russia for a three-day visit on the occasion.
Recounting India's participation in several battles, Jaishankar stated that the victory over Nazism and Fascism was achieved through sacrifices by many countries such as India, which made a significant contribution with 2.3 million of its citizens taking up arms and around 14 million more participating in war production.
Jaishankar further stated that respecting international law, recognizing the legitimate interests of partners and supporting multilateralism and promoting common good are the only way to build a durable world order. The minister further thanked Russia for convening the meeting.