External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on arrived in Washington, DC, on Wednesday (local time), where he will meet with a number of delegates. From New York, Jaishankar arrived in DC.
During his tour, he will also meet with Antony Blinken, a counterpart from the US, as well as representatives from the White House, the US government, the business community, and think tanks. Jaishankar will also meet Ambassador Katherine Tai, the US Trade Representative, in a private news conference here in Washington, DC.
Jaishankar gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly’s 78th session in New York earlier on Tuesday. The EAM made the apparent allusion to Canada during his speech,
saying that “political convenience” should not be taken into account when deciding how to respond to terrorism and extremism in the midst of a diplomatic impasse between the two nations.
He added that cherry-picking is not a valid strategy for exercising respect for territorial integrity and non-interference in internal matters.
According to Jaishnakr, there is a push to promote a rules-based system, respect for the UN Charter is also cited, and rules only function when they apply equally to everyone.
Despite all the chatter, a select few countries continue to set the agenda and work to establish the rules. This can’t go on forever. It won’t also go unopposed.
Once we all put our minds to it, a fair, equitable, and democratic system will undoubtedly develop. To begin with, this entails making sure that rule-makers do not oppress rule-takers. After all, he added, only when they are applied equitably to all can rules be effective.
The issue cannot remain “indefinite” and unaddressed, he continued, urging the UN to modernize in order to remain relevant in the contemporary world.
Jaishankar : Respect for the UN
The EAM made fun of several countries by stating, “In our discussions, we
frequently support the creation of a rules-based system.
Charter is occasionally a factor as well. Despite all the chatter, a select few
countries continue to set the agenda and work to establish the rules. This
cannot continue forever and will not go unopposed.
Once we all put our minds to
it, a just, equitable, and democratic system will undoubtedly come into being.
And to begin with, that entails making sure that rule-makers do not oppress
rule-takers. Jaishankar is now visiting the US from September 22 to September 30. He will also speak at the fourth World Culture Festival, which is being put on by Art of Living.
Prior to the meeting between Jaishankar and Blinken, the US declares that its position has been “made clear.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will meet on Thursday, and the US claimed they had already made their position on the India-Canada dispute over the execution of a pro-Khalistan leader plain.
Speaking to the media, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said: “I don’t want to speculate on the discussions he (Blinken) will have in that meeting (with Jaishankar), but as we’ve made clear, we’ve raised this; we’ve engaged with our Indian counterparts on this and encouraged them to cooperate with the Canadian investigation, and we continue to encourage them to cooperate.”
Miller was responding to questions regarding the Jaishankar-Blinken meeting that is planned to take place on Thursday afternoon, or around midnight in India local time, at the State Department’s Foggy Bottom headquarters.
However, it is not anticipated that the two top diplomats would answer any media questions; instead, they will probably pose for photos together.
The US has been pressuring Canada to assist in the Canadian inquiry into the murder of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia, even though the meeting was planned well before the diplomatic scuffle between India and Canada began.
After Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there was a “potential link” between the Indian government and the assassination of a pro-Khalistan leader in Canada earlier this year, there was a standoff between India and Canada.
After that, a top Indian official in Canada was expelled. A senior Canadian ambassador in Delhi was removed by India in retaliation for the accusations, which were rejected as “absurd” and “motivated.” At the same time, it has created a space for collaboration by announcing that New Delhi is prepared to look into any specific information.
US brought up a concern with PM Modi during the G20 summit: FT
When they met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 Summit earlier this month, US President Joe Biden and other Western leaders reportedly expressed concern to him about Canada’s claims that agents connected to New Delhi were involved in Nijjar’s murder in Vancouver.
According to the FT story, the matter was brought up by a number of the Five Eyes nations, a network for intelligence-sharing that consists of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
“One person claimed that Biden believed it was critical to discuss the matter openly with his Indian counterpart.
Regarding whether Biden and Modi had a conversation about the matter during the G20, the White House declined to comment. According to two persons familiar with the situation, the leaders of the G20 intervened after Canada urged its allies to bring up the issue with Modi directly.
Ottawa also requested that the allies bring up the allegations in private, the Financial Times (FT) said.
After Nijjar’s murder, the US helped Canada with intelligence: NYT
According to the New York Times, the US sent Canada intelligence following the murder of Nijjar, but conversations that Ottawa obtained were more conclusive and convinced Ottawa that India was behind the operation.
At least five senior US officials and diplomats, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, NSA Jake Sullivan, National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby,
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and US Ambassador to Canada David Cohen, have made public statements with a nuanced message for both sides ever since the India-Canada diplomatic relations began to deteriorate following the explosive allegations.
In other words, pressing Delhi to cooperate while cautioning Ottawa against acting too quickly.
Other nations are involved
The spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak responded to the accusations by stating that although Britain was in contact with Canada regarding the “serious” claims, it would not hinder the country’s trade negotiations with India.
The trade negotiations will proceed as usual. I won’t interfere with the Canadian authorities’ work at this time, the spokeswoman told reporters.
PM Trudeau’s remarks in the Canadian Parliament were referred to as “outrageous, unsubstantiated allegations” by the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry.
In light of the fact that “some of the terrorists have found safe haven in Canada,” Sabry told the news outlet ANI that he was “not surprised.”
He stated that Trudeau has made similar remarks about the political climate in his country.
He added that the Canadian prime minister “has this way of just coming out with some outrageous allegations without any supporting proof.” Sabry continued, “I don’t think anyone should snoop around in other nations and tell us how we should run our own,”
— the contributions of agencies