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EAM S Jaishankar speaks to South Korean counterpart Park Jin, discusses bilateral ties

India assumed the G-20 presidency on December 1.

Reported By : PTI Edited By : Sreelakshmi
New Delhi
Updated on: January 30, 2023 18:20 IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Image Source : FILE External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday spoke to his South Korean counterpart Park Jin and discussed issues concerning bilateral ties and India's G-20 presidency. Jin is set to visit India in early March to attend the G-20 foreign ministers' meeting. "Appreciate the call from FM Park Jin of Republic of Korea this morning. Discussed our bilateral relations and the 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relationship. Look forward to welcome him to India for the G20 Foreign Ministers' meeting," Jaishankar tweeted.

India is expected to host the foreign ministers of G-20 countries in the first week of March. They are also set to discuss ways to deal with the pressing global challenges including the Ukraine conflict. India assumed the presidency of G-20 at its annual summit in Bali in November. 

It is also looking foraward to the foreign ministers' meeting in New Delhi. The country is also hosting a series of events and meetings ahead of the G-20 summit later this year. "India is taking charge of the G-20 at a time when the world is simultaneously grappling with geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown, rising food and energy prices, and the long-term ill-effects of the pandemic," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the summit in Bali.

"At such a time, the world is looking at the G-20 with hope. Today, I want to assure that India's G-20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, decisive, and action-oriented," he said. India assumed the G-20 presidency on December 1.

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