External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Moscow on Tuesday on a four-day go to to Russia to attend a gathering of the international ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
“EAM @DrSJaishankar landed in Moscow; received by Ambassador and senior officers from Russian Foreign Ministry,” the Indian Embassy in Moscow tweeted.
His journey to Moscow comes days after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Russian capital to attend a gathering of the defence ministers of the eight-nation SCO of which each India and China are members.
During his keep in Moscow, Mr Jaishankar will attend the assembly of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of SCO. It would be the third CFM assembly that India might be attending as a full member of SCO.
On the sidelines of the SCO meet, he’s anticipated to carry a bilateral assembly together with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday amidst the escalating border row between India and China in japanese Ladakh.
On Friday, Defence Minister Singh held an over two-hour assembly together with his Chinese counterpart Gen Wei Fenghe right here on the margins of the assembly of defence ministers of the SCO bloc that primarily focuses on safety associated points.
It was the very best stage face-to-face contact between the 2 sides after border stress erupted in japanese Ladakh in early May.
On his technique to Russia, Mr Jaishankar made a stopover in Tehran on Tuesday and held talks together with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, masking numerous elements of bilateral relations and regional developments.
“A productive meeting with FM @JZarif during a stopover in Tehran. Discussed strengthening our bilateral cooperation and reviewed regional developments. Thank him for his gracious hospitality,” he tweeted.
A productive assembly with FM @JZarif throughout a stopover in Tehran. Discussed strengthening our bilateral cooperation and reviewed regional developments. Thank him for his gracious hospitality. pic.twitter.com/Ec9sqO5I6U
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) September 8, 2020
The Iranian international ministry, in a tweet, stated the 2 sides emphasised on their will to additional broaden bilateral ties in “all aspects”.
Defence Minister Singh had additionally made a go to to Tehran on his return from Moscow and held talks together with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Amir Hatami and mentioned methods to bolster bilateral ties and exchanged views on regional safety points, together with the state of affairs in Afghanistan.