Jaishankar meets Pompeo Pelosi on sidelines of Munich Security Conference

Elias Hubbard
February 16, 2020

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that global security conversations should hear the views of India as he arrived here in Germany for the prestigious Munich Security Conference.

"Such a pleasure to catch up with Speaker Pelosi".

In the letter the senators had expressed their concern regarding the situation in occupied Kashmir, and pressed Trump to ask Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lift the lockdown and curfew and release the hundreds of innocent Kashmiris detained under the controversial Public Safety Act.

Trump on his maiden trip to India will also meet the country's top business leaders in New Delhi on February 25, in a bid to push for deeper trade and business relations between the two nations.

The chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, said he was "deeply troubled" by the world's failure to resolve the war in Syria or to secure a peace plan for Libya. The Munich Security Conference started on 14 February and can run till 16 February. Always thoughtful about the big issues of the day.

"We have more crises, more serious crises, more horrific events than one can actually imagine", he said ahead of the conference, which comes amid rising global tensions, conflicts and disagreements over security policies.

During the discussion Jaishankar also said that the United Nations is far less credible than it has been in history and "something" should be done about it. It was a question of time before the economic rebalancing translated into political rebalancing.

Dr Jaishankar is scheduled to attend the Foreign Affairs Council Meeting of the European Union on Monday.

The foreign minister is also expected to have bilateral meetings with his counterparts, the statement added.

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