Jaishankar meets counterparts from Kazakhstan, Fiji on sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York
External affairs minister S Jaishankar also met US special envoy on Afghan peace reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, for the first time after peace talks broke down earlier this month between the United States and Taliban
New York: External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his counterparts from Fiji, Kazakhstan and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines met on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
Jaishankar said that he had a "nice conversation" with his Fijian counterpart Inia Seruiratu.
His tweet read, "Nice conversation with FM Inia Seruiratu of Fiji. An old relationship with new possibilities".
The external affairs minister who held talks with his Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tileuberdi said he is looking forward to his visit to India.
"Welcoming a new colleague, FM Mukhtar Tileuberdi of Kazakhstan. Satisfied at our growing collaboration and look forward to receiving him in India," Jaishankar said.
Jaishankar also happy to meet St Vincent and Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
"So glad to meet PM @ComradeRalph of St Vincent & Grenadines soon after his India visit. Introduced to his daughter. This is what makes #UNGA special," he said.
Jaishankar had held 11 bilateral meetings with his foreign counterparts, including Iran, Bulgaria, Turkey, Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, UAE and others on Monday.
The minister also met US special envoy on Afghan peace reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, for the first time after peace talks broke down earlier this month between the United States and Taliban. Both Jaishankar and Khalilzad discussed on the Afghan peace process.