Jaishankar discusses cooperation on COVID-19 with EU and China
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said he had a discussion with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Fontelles regarding cooperation on coronavirus pandemic.
During a webinar, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the year 2008 was a turning point in modern era marked by the global financial crisis and the rise of China, India and ASEAN, which led to economic rebalancing. “This process took an even sharper turn in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which accelerated trendlines and led to greater multi-polarity,” he said. Jaishankar added that it is also in India’s strategic interest to facilitate and partner in the rise of Africa, He said, “India’s ability to “step up and assume global responsibility to do good” is a very important part of the country’s rise. If Africa becomes one of the poles of the global polity, it is better for us.” Watch the full video for more.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the turning point for the world we have entered was 2008, with global financial crisis, and rise of China and India, we entered a world of visible economic rebalancing. EAM's expressed his views via video conferencing at Symbiosis Literature Fest 2020 on October 17.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at World Bank Annual Meetings Virtual Event said the private companies with research institutes are expediting trials of vaccine candidates. "To address present and future challenges, public health research agenda for COVID-19 has been escalated to advance the development of an affordable vaccine as well as ensure its equal distribution. Our private companies in partnership with foreign and domestic research institutes are expediting trials of their vaccine candidates. We also plan to leverage an integrated IT platform for managing vaccine distribution," said Dr Harsh Vardhan.
China and India said on Friday they had agreed to de-escalate renewed tensions on their contested Himalayan border and take steps to restore "peace and tranquility" following a high-level diplomatic meeting in Moscow. Emer Mccarthy reports.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to meet his Chinese counterpart in Moscow on Friday evening. The meeting has been sought by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghi amid border tensions. The meeting will be held on sidelines of 3-day Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. Rajnath Singh and Wei Fenghi are currently in Moscow to attend the SCO meet. This is the first major political contact between India and China since Ladakh clash in May 2020. Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh met his Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoigu. The duo talked about strengthening defence, strategic cooperation between the two sides. Rajnath Singh is on a three-day visit to Russia to attend combined meeting of Defence Ministers of SCO. External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar is also likely to meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on September 10. Rajnath Singh's meeting with Wei Fenghi comes at a time when PLA and Indian Army are locked in a tense posture in Ladakh. India urged China to engage with it to restore peace in border areas through de-escalation. India recently took control of strategic height near Pangong lake's southern bank. It thwarted an attempt by Chinese army to transgress into Indian areas.
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Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi insists the door is still open for a trade deal with the EU before the end of the transition period, but the EU needs to consider the UK as a "true sovereign" and engage like it has done with Norway and Canada. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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