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Russia-Ukraine struggle: EAM Jaishankar raises security of Indians with Russian counterpart Lavrov

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov throughout a gathering, in Astana, Kazhakstan.
| Photo Credit: PTI

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, raised the difficulty of Indian nationals within the struggle zone and pressed for his or her secure return throughout a gathering along with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov right here.

Mr. Jaishankar arrived right here on Tuesday. July 2, to signify India on the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

“Good to meet Russian FM Sergey Lavrov in Astana today. Wide ranging conversation on our bilateral partnership and contemporary issues. Noted the progress in many areas since our last meeting in December 2023,” Mr. Jaishankar posted on X.

FMs meet forward of Modi-Putin talks

The assembly between the 2 Foreign Ministers occurred days earlier than Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deliberate go to to Moscow to fulfill Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Raised our strong concern on Indian nationals who are currently in the war zone. Pressed for their safe and expeditious return,” he added in his publish, which additionally had pictures from the assembly.

The External Affairs Minister additionally mentioned the worldwide strategic panorama and exchanged assessments and views with Mr. Lavrov.

Earlier on Tuesday, Mr. Jaishankar met Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu and mentioned increasing Strategic Partnership and India’s growing engagement with Central Asia in varied codecs.

He additionally exchanged views on regional and world points with Nurtleu, who additionally holds the portfolio as Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister.

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