India is off to a very promising start with its handling of the G20: United States

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – India is off to a very promising start with its handling of the G-20, the United States said on Thursday after New Delhi hosted a highly successful meeting of the group’s foreign ministers.
“We are deeply grateful to our Indian partners for the way they have led the G-20 so far. India is off to a very promising start with its stewardship of the G-20,” the State Department said. Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters during his daily press conference.
The Indo-American partnership was discussed between the Secretary of State Tony Blinken and his counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs S Jaishankarin New Delhi, Price said, describing ties to India as one of the most important relationships for the United States.
“And that’s because we work very closely with India on pretty much everything that’s a priority for us and everything that’s a priority for India, increasing our mutual prosperity, supporting to democracy, solving the climate crisis, maintaining a rule-based order,” he said.
“It is this point, the rules-based order, that is so important to us in the world, but particularly important to the United States and India in the context of the Indo-Pacific,” said- he declared. “It helps build and preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific region, a vision we share with our Indian counterparts.”
Blinken and Jaishankar discussed the work India has done so far to host the G-20 Foreign and Finance Ministers, and create a program that enables them to address key issues of global and strategic partnerships .
The G-20 is an important instrument for India and the United States, Price said. “We have seen how the G-20 can bring countries together for collective action. We believe that what we have seen in India over the past few days has been no exception. The United States, for its part, has participated in this meeting of foreign ministers with two imperatives in mind – first to ensure that the G-20, still with India at the helm, is a success, which was clearly the case”, said Price.
“And second, to demonstrate how the United States, with our partners, is working collaboratively to build a world that is more prosperous, more sustainable, more inclusive in terms of the global economy, and responsive to the needs of people around the world, that it’s about food, energy, health, helping people around the world cope with the challenges and threats they face, from fentanyl and narcotics, to climate change, to COVID and everything the rest,” he said.
Responding to a question, the State Department spokesperson said there are countries around the world that have a relationship with Russia that is separate from that of the United States. “India certainly falls into this category. India has long-standing historical ties with Russia. It is tied to Russia in ways that the United States is not and, for that matter, has not summer,” he said.
“India also has huge leverage in different areas, be it economic leverage, diplomatic leverage, political leverage, but also moral leverage. India has the ability we’ve seen from the prime minister Fashion to speak with tremendous moral clarity. When Prime Minister Modi said last year that this was not an era of war, the world listened, as it should, because when Prime Minister Modi and his country say something to that effect, it has meaningful for the United States,” Price said.
He said India has a unique role to play not only as the host of the G-20, but also as a country with which “we have a global strategic partnership, a country that has a relationship with Russia. that we don’t have”.
He also referred to the failure of the G20 foreign ministers meeting in New Delhi to issue a joint statement due to the growing rift between the US-led Western powers and Russia over the Ukraine conflict. despite host India’s constant efforts to bridge the differences. .
The meeting adopted a chair’s summary and an outcome document listing various key priorities, but External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said there were differences over the conflict in Ukraine, which is why the meeting did not could not agree on the joint communiqué.
Price said, “Of course, this was a wrap-up chair that all 20 members of the G-20 agreed to, except for two key paragraphs. We are all familiar with these two countries in question, Russia and China. We all know the problem in question, Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine,” he said.
“But in terms of the larger set of issues that neither Russia nor China could agree to accept, I think it was quite remarkable that the key paragraph referred to the essential need to uphold the law. international community and the multilateral system that safeguards peace and stability,” he said.
Price asserted that this is a paragraph that talks about defending, protecting the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, ensuring that countries around the world adhere to international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians and infrastructure in armed conflict, and which clearly indicates where countries are located. strongly condemning the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons in any conflict.
The fact that neither Russia nor China could sign a paragraph that should be as innocuous and common sense and basic as that, it says a lot about the two countries that claim to believe in the Charter of the United Nations, have been permanent members of the UN Security Council, constantly raise international law and the principles of the UN Charter to ignore in contexts like this, he said.


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