S Jaishankar attends G20 Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bali

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Bali, Indonesia on July 7 and participated in the G20 Foreign ministers’ meeting.

  • Important facts

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia is organising this meeting within the framework of the Indonesia G20 Presidency.

  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed pending issues related to bilateral ties, including the status of the border dispute in eastern Ladakh.

  • The meeting focused on pending issues related to bilateral relations, including the situation on the border.

  • Other issues including students and flights were also discussed between the two.

  • Jaishankar reiterated the need to restore peace and stability in the border areas.

  • It is noteworthy that since May 5, 2020, the armed forces of India and China have maintained tense relations along the border in eastern Ladakh.

  • India and China have so far held several rounds of talks at the military and diplomatic level to resolve the Eastern Ladakh dispute.

  • In this regard, the two ministers reaffirmed that military and diplomatic officials from both sides should maintain regular contact and look forward to the next round of senior commanders' meeting at the earliest.

  • The two Ministers also exchanged their perspectives on other regional and global developments.

  • About G-20

  • It is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union.

  • The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are its representatives.

  • The G-20 group is the world's largest advanced and emerging economies.

  • It represents about two-thirds of the world’s population, 85% of global gross domestic product, 80% of global investment and over 75% of global trade.

  • Member countries - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.

  • It has no permanent secretariat or headquarters.

  • Italy will chair the G-20 in 2021, Indonesia will assume the role in 2022 and India will chair it in 2023.

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