Chinese, Indian Foreign Ministers stressed peaceful resolution of differences through dialogue

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Chinese, Indian Foreign Ministers stressed peaceful resolution of differences through dialogue

On July 7, 2022, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi R meets Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Group of 20 G 20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Xinhua Xu Qin Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar highlighted the importance of peaceful resolution of differences and disputes between countries through dialogue and consultation.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also attended the group meeting, where they exchanged views on major global and regional issues on the United Nations or UN agenda in the political, security, economic, financial and sustainable development spheres, as well as intra-BRICS activities.

Foreign ministers of BRICS countries committed to respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all States, and stressed the peaceful resolution of differences and disputes between countries through dialogue and consultation, according to a statement issued by the Indian Federal Ministry of External Affairs on Sept 23.

Foreign ministers supported all efforts to the peaceful settlement of crises and reiterated their commitment to collective efforts for peaceful settlement of disputes through political and diplomatic means.

Jaishankar has planned to hold more than 50 meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

The possibilities for mutual support for their initiatives were discussed at the 77th session of the UNGA or the United Nations General Assembly. They expressed support for the continued cooperation of BRICS members in areas of mutual interest, including through regular exchanges among their Permanent Missions to the UN.

The rise of Asia is coming to an end.

It is in the mutual interest of India and China to find a way to accommodate each other due to the idea of the rise of Asia, which is contingent on the biggest economies of the continent getting along with each other, Jaishankar made remarks at the UN General Assembly session.

Jaishankar said at the event that India's foreign policy focus is to bring the ties with China back to normal. There was a very complex problem today, as two rising powers in absolute proximity find a modus vivendi Jaishankar added.

The rise of China is the biggest change we have seen in the world, he said, adding it has mitigated the dramatic rise of India in a sense. He said that when we were thinking of expanding our respective consular presences, there was a time when we were thinking of opening a Chinese consulate in Chennai. I do not remember a recent conversation. I think it's important for our relationship with China to come back to normal at this point of time. Professor Swaran Singh, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, noted that the absence of a bilateral meeting between Jaishankar and Wang Yi may indicate inability to find a common ground on their complex equations. From India's new formulation that normalcy in bilateral relations depends on normalcy on the border, the professor said.

Jaishankar's last bilateral meeting with Wang Yi took place on July 7th at the G 20 foreign ministers meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

BRICS, founded in 2009, has been united in calling for more representation of major emerging economies on the world stage.