India’s external affairs minister Dr. S Jaishankar kicked off his five-day tour of the US with a stop-over in New York, where he first held consultations with his own team in the Permanent Mission of India to United Nations, along with officials who handle the various aspects of engagements with the world body. This visit is Jaishankars first visit to the UN in New York after India became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. This would be an opportunity to discuss in detail New Delhi’s approach to the UNSC agenda. On Tuesday morning the insister scheduled to meet with UN secretary general Antonio Gutierrez where all issues of ‘mutual concern’ would come up.
The Second leg of his trip will take him to Washington DC late week, marking the first by a top Indian minister under the Biden administration and is likely to focus on the whole gamut of the India-US relationship ranging from strategic and bilateral ties to climate change and public health issues. And also it encourages many countries officials on various issues, including Covid-19 pandemic response and the post Covid recovery plans.