UK Foreign Secy Congratulates Jaishankar

Jaishankar, a key BJP leader, resumed his role as External Affairs Minister on Tuesday….reports Asian Lite News

UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron on Tuesday extended his congratulations to S Jaishankar on his reappointment as External Affairs Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet.

Taking on X, the UK Foreign Secretary stated, “I would also like to extend my congratulations to @DrSJaishankar on his re-appointment as External Affairs Minister of India.”

Responding to this, EAM Jaishankar thanked the former UK Prime Minister, saying, “Here’s to a stronger partnership.” “Thank you Foreign Secretary @David_Cameron. Here’s to stronger partnership,” Jaishankar said in a post on X.

Jaishankar, a prominent BJP figure who steered India’s diplomatic course during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term took charge as External Affairs Minister once again in the new government and resumed his duties at the Ministry of External Affairs in South Block on Tuesday.

“It is an immense honour to be once again given the responsibility of leading the Ministry of External Affairs,” the 69-year-old politician said outside his office at South Block.

Reflecting on the achievements of the previous term, he highlighted the ministry’s exceptional performance, citing milestones such as delivering the G20 presidency and spearheading vital initiatives like Vaccine Maitri amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BJP leader S Jaishankar took oath as Union Cabinet Minister on Sunday at the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell also congratulated Jaishankar on Monday on his second term as External Affairs Minister of India.

In a congratulatory message to Jaishankar, Borrell said that he looks forward to bringing the EU-India Strategic Partnership further to expand cooperation.

Earlier in the day, Nepal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha extended his congratulations to S Jaishankar on his reappointment as External Affairs Minister.

Expressing optimism for future collaborations, Shrestha emphasized the importance of fostering and strengthening the warm and close friendship between New Delhi and Kathmandu.

He conveyed eagerness to work closely with Jaishankar to further expand and consolidate the bilateral ties between the two neighbouring nations.

Moreover, the Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and the Maldives also congratulated S Jaishankar on his second term as External Affairs Minister of India in the newly constituted cabinet of the BJP-led NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)

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