Conclusion of G20 summit most satisfying moment: S. Jaishankar

New Delhi. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that if the conclusion of the G20 summit was the most satisfying moment of his career, the most important moment during the last five years was the drastic change in relations with countries like the US, Australia, UAE and Japan. . Jaishankar said, these relations have indeed changed tremendously in the last five years of the last decade. And the development of Quad is also something similar, which we tried one and a half decade ago, but did not succeed, but this became possible for the second time. This time it really worked.

Jaishankar spoke on a range of issues in the nearly hour-long interview. These include his vision of the world in the next 10 years, the challenges facing India and the country’s growing image in the international arena under his watch. He said hosting the G20 summit last year was not just hard work, in many ways the country’s prestige depended on it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the adoption of the New Delhi Declaration on September 9, which was a significant victory for India’s G20 presidency, as it came amid rising tensions and diverging views over the Ukraine conflict. Was.

The announcement of consensus and subsequent adoption of the declaration came hours after India released a new draft to apprise G20 countries about the Ukraine conflict. Jaishankar said, this was the biggest diplomatic responsibility taken in our history. The way we played it was also very unique. I have been in the diplomatic field for a long time. I have not seen any such program on foreign policy in which the Indian public is so connected and absorbed. After mentioning G20, Jaishankar said, you did not ask me what was most important.

What has been most significant has been my tenure as a minister and (that) period of time being associated with huge changes in some very important relationships. These can include America, United Arab Emirates, Australia and to some extent Japan also. Jaishankar, one of the most renowned foreign ministers with nearly 50 years of experience in diplomacy, has previously been Ambassador to China and the US and then Foreign Secretary of India.

He has played an important role in enhancing the image of the Ministry of External Affairs domestically. Asked whether he felt his actions were being recognized by the people, he said, “I certainly see a very keen interest in the foreign policy of the country.” He said that people are very proud of the place that Prime Minister Modi has created on the international stage.

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