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EAM of India Discusses the G20 Agenda with Canadian Counterpart Joly

On March 4, 2023, the External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar, called on the Foreign Minister of Canada, Mélanie Joly, and held discussions on the G20 agenda and world events. Dr. Jaishankar tweeted that a wide-ranging discussion with Canadian FM @melaniejoly was held and talked about the G20 agenda and world events, as well as bilateral concerns such as trade, connectivity, and ties between people.

Earlier, Joly spoke at an event in Delhi about the issues of the Russia-Ukraine war. Meanwhile, on Friday, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) reaffirmed its support for the UN Charter, including the enlargement of permanent and non-permanent seats in the 15-member world body.

In a meeting presided over by Dr. S. Jaishankar, the Quad Foreign Ministers conducted a thorough discussion of numerous problems spanning from the Indo-Pacific to ASEAN. Yoshimasa Hayashi of Japan, US State Department Secretary Antony Blinken, and Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong all attended the discussion, which was conducted on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue 2023.

The Quad foreign ministers noted in a joint statement regarding the United Nations Security Council reforms that they concur that the rules-based international order is anchored in international law, which includes the principles of sovereignty, the UN charter, political independence, and the territorial integrity of all states. In consultation with their partners and through multilateral and international forums, they are committed to working together to address attempts to unilaterally undermine the UN and the international system.

They further added that they recapitulated their steadfast support for the UN charter that incorporates the three pillars and their unwavering commitments to strengthen the UN and the international system through an agenda of comprehensive reform, including through the enlargement of permanent and non-permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council. In regard to this, they are committed to being active and proceeding with constructive 

engagement in the Inter-Governmental Negotiations (IGN) process on Security Council reforms, with an overarching goal of making the United Nations Security Council more constructive, credible, and representative.

During a meeting of the Quad foreign ministers in New York in September last year, which took place in conjunction with the UN General Assembly, a joint statement committing to extending the UNSC was released.