EAM Jaishankar Arrives In Russia For Two-Day Visit Amid Ukraine War

8 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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S. Jaishankar will speak with Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia, during the visit, continuing their ongoing high-level conversation.

As part of his two-day trip to Russia, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar landed in Moscow on Monday.

In order to continue their ongoing high-level conversation, Mr. Jaishankar will meet with Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia, during his visit.

Talks between the two parties are anticipated to cover a variety of bilateral topics as well as an exchange of opinions on key regional and global events during the EAM’s visit.

The last time Mr. Jaishankar travelled to Russia was in July 2021. In April 2022, the Russian Foreign Minister visited New Delhi.

Prior to EAM’s arrival, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that India and Russia support the active creation of a more equitable and just polycentric world order.

According to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry, “Russia and India stand for the active development of a more equitable and equal polycentric world order, and proceed from the inadmissibility of spreading the imperialist diktat on the global stage.”

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, during the last ten years, effective interaction mechanisms have been established between the two nations and bilateral ties between the two exhibit the characteristics of a unique and privileged strategic partnership.

The Russian statement stated that the primary areas of collaboration with India were “further intensifying the political discussion in a bilateral format and on international forums, development of economic, financial, energy, military-technical, humanitarian, scientific and technological cooperation.”

Lavrov and Mr. Jaishankar will discuss methods to further collaborative cooperation in essential areas and share notes on the calendar of forthcoming meetings, according to the Russian foreign ministry.

“The discussions will centre on commerce and investments, logistics and transportation, the use of national currencies in settlements between parties, and attractive energy sector initiatives, particularly in the

Arctic shelf and the Far East of Russia “declared the ministry.

In it, it was said that there would be an assessment-exchange process on current global concerns, with a focus on dialogue among the UN, SCO, G20, and RIC (Russia, India, China).

The formation of security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, the situation surrounding the Iranian nuclear problem, the state of affairs in Afghanistan, Syria, and Ukraine, as well as other regional issues, will also be covered by the Ministers, according to the Russian foreign ministry. They will also talk about India’s SCO presidency, efforts to combat terrorism, and a number of other regional issues.

Since the outbreak of the crisis in Ukraine earlier this year, India’s bilateral relations with Russia have come under scrutiny from the West due to an increase in oil imports from Moscow, which is suffering from sanctions. The more than eight-month-long war in Ukraine has had a substantial impact on world food security and caused a sharp rise in petroleum prices.

Notably, India has maintained its neutral stance throughout the crisis and has not denounced Russia. New Delhi has repeatedly urged an end to violence and promoted peace and diplomacy on several UN platforms.