External Affairs Minister Jaishankar hails India as ‘first responder’ during global crisis

Speaking at an event marking eight years of Narendra Modi government, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar described India as the first responder in many situations and said the country was capable and responsive to global expectations.
Affirming India’s readiness to support countries in crisis, he underscored, “India was the first responder during the earthquake in Nepal, the conflict in Yemen, the water crisis in the Maldives, mudslides in Sri Lanka, typhoon in my Mymmar and floods in Mozambique as notable examples.” Highlighting “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas”, Jaishankar said that in seeking solutions to more complex problems, we also believe in Sabka Prayas.
“We have provided ‘Made in India’ COVID vaccines to 98 countries. Our medical staff are making contributions abroad in these crucial times, he said, adding that India regards ‘Vaccine Maitri’ as one of his main achievements,” he added. .
“The Global South has also attracted attention, where Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands are concerned as the COVID years have disrupted some of the momentum and halted the development goals of the nation,” he added. .
However, Indian foreign policy thinking is showing greater conceptual and operational clarity and India looks forward to taking initiatives on global concerns that truly have consequences, EAM said.
Jaishankar also said that many of the commitments reflect the importance we place on diplomacy for development, we are foreign technology, capital, best practices and collaborations are directly applied to accelerate our domestic growth, especially through our program and our flagship initiatives, while he mentioned his “disappointment” with the UN reaffirming its role.
“India has always regarded the UN as important for the development of peace and security in the world. We are currently serving as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and very active in the organization of the UN and its maintenance of peace, while our efforts will always remain favorable. We also share the disappointment of the international community with the decline in the effectiveness of the United Nations. Our advocacy for a reforming multilateralism has therefore become even more louder,” reads the EAM statement.
Jaishakar underscored, “Indian foreign policy has shown greater conceptual and operational clarity, whether during COVID or current economic challenges, as India has gone the extra mile for its neighbors and will continue to do so. TO DO. COVID vaccines in 98 countries. »
He also thanked medical personnel for their overseas contributions in these crucial times, in a closing statement, counting “Vaccine Maitri” as one of his main achievements.

Shirlene J. Manley