10th IBSA Ministerial Meet: Regional, global issues discussed in the 10th IBSA ministerial meeting organized by India
The ministers participating in the India-Brazil-South Africa Trilateral Cooperative Forum (IBSA) discussed a range of global and regional issues, including cooperation in multilateral organizations, UNSC reforms, climate change and the situation in Ukraine. India hosted the 10th Ministerial Commission of Foreign Ministers of IBSA.
Participating ministers in the India-Brazil-South Africa Trilateral Cooperative Forum (IBSA) discussed a range of global and regional issues, including cooperation in multilateral organizations, UNSC reform, climate change and the situation in Ukraine.
India hosted the 10th Ministerial Commission of Foreign Ministers of IBSA during the 77th United Nations General Assembly.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Brazilian counterpart Carlos Franca and South African Health Minister Dr Jo Fahla. The trio reaffirmed cooperation between India, Brazil and South Africa.
According to the statement of the Ministry of External Affairs, cooperation in multilateral organizations, South-South cooperation, UNSC Reform, 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change, Terrorism financing for development (financing fordevelopment), global issues like WTO and G20 were discussed.While the meeting discussed regional, Middle East peace process and the situation in Ukraine, including the Union of African (countering terrorism)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar chaired the meeting on 21 September
According to the ministry, the ministers reviewed all aspects of IBSA cooperation. They welcomed new initiatives within IBSA, such as the inaugural meeting of IBSA National Security Advisors, cooperation between development cooperation agencies in the form of the IBSA Working Group on International/Trilateral Development Partnerships. On the launch and traditional medicines, First meeting of senior officers of IBSA.
IBSA exemplifies the spirit of South-South cooperation. The IBSA Fund is a feature of the IBSA Collaboration. More than USD 44 million has been allocated since its inception, supporting 39 South-South cooperation development projects in 35 partner countries, most of them less developed countries.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that the ministers also noted the upcoming G20 presidencies of India and Brazil in 2023 and 2024 as useful opportunities to cooperate and drive the G20 agenda and to work with a vision of development.
Meanwhile, Jaishankar held talks with his counterparts from four countries on the third day. He met his Estonia counterpart Urmas Rensalu, Norwegian Foreign Minister Anakin Huitfeldt, Bolivian Foreign Minister Rogelio Maita and UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.
Jaishankar will address world leaders at the General Assembly on Saturday, after which he will leave for Washington and hold a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.