Jaishankar on 10-day US visit for UNGA; Will meet top US officials and Indian Diaspora



After the minister of commerce and industry and textiles, Piyush Goyal, it is now the turn of the external affairs minister, S. Jaishankar, to meet with top US officials, businessmen and Indian Diaspora in the US. On Sunday, September 18, he began his 10-day visit.

Jaishankar has a packed schedule during his stay in the US from 18-28 September 2022. He will participate in plurilateral meetings of the Quad, IBSA, BRICS, India – Presidency Pro Tempore CELAC, India-CARICOM, and other trilateral formats, such as India-France-Australia, India-France-UAE, and India-Indonesia-Australia. He will also have bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of the G20 and UNSC member states.

While in New York, the EAM will be leading the India delegation for the high-level week at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) the theme of which is “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”.

After completion of the 77th UNGA-related engagements, Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Washington D.C. from 25-28 September for bilateral meetings with US interlocutors. His program includes inter alia, discussions with his counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken, senior members of the US administration, and US business leaders. He will also attend a round-table focused on S&T and hold interactions with the Indian Diaspora. “The minister’s visit would enable a high-level review of the multifaceted bilateral agenda and strengthen cooperation on regional and global issues to further consolidate the India-US strategic partnership,” said a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs.

But, before that, in keeping with India’s commitment to reformed multilateralism, Jaishankar will host a ministerial meeting of the G4 (India, Brazil, Japan, Germany), and participate in a meeting of the L.69 Group on “Reinvigorating Multilateralism and Achieving Comprehensive Reform of the UN Security Council”. The L.69 Group consists of developing countries from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Small Island Developing States, focused on reforms of the UN Security Council.

On 24 September the minister will showcase Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, at a special event “India@75: Showcasing India UN Partnership in Action”. The event will highlight India’s development journey and its contributions to South-South Cooperation. The event is expected to be addressed by the president of the 77th UNGA, along with foreign ministers of several member states, and the UNDP administrator.

During the visit, Jaishankar will meet with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and the 77th PGA Csaba Korosi.