‘Special Strategic And Global Partner’: Jaishankar Commends India-Japan Alliance At Raisina Roundtable In Tokyo sattaex.com


External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar. (Image: PTI)

Speaking at the Raisina Roundtable organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Jaishankar emphasised the evolving dynamics of the global order, noting the emergence of new balances and occasional achievements

In Tokyo, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar hailed the robust relationship between India and Japan, highlighting their “special strategic and global partnership” aimed at addressing global challenges.

Speaking at the Raisina Roundtable organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Jaishankar emphasised the evolving dynamics of the global order, noting the emergence of new balances and occasional achievements.

“The session focuses on how India and Japan, bonded by a special strategic and global partnership, intend to confront the challenges confronting the global order. This subject encompasses various dimensions,” said Jaishankar as quoted by news agency ANI.

Reflecting on changing metrics such as GDP, technology, influence, and demography, Jaishankar highlighted the transformation in the global hierarchy over the past few decades. He underscored the significance of adapting to these shifts, which contribute to the volatility characterizing the current global order.

Jaishankar stressed the importance of maintaining an overall balance favoring freedom, openness, and a rules-based order. He stressed on the mutual interest in upholding these principles among the powers central to multipolarity in Asia.

“In our common interest, it is imperative to preserve a balance that promotes freedom, openness, transparency, and adherence to a rules-based order,” Jaishankar affirmed.

“The world will watch how we will support each other in the shared goal through various relationships and initiatives,” the EAM noted.

Jaishankar is notably on a visit to Japan from March 6-8. Before this, he visited South Korea, where he met the top leaders during his stay.

He is in Japan for the 16th India-Japan Foreign Minister’s Strategic Dialogue with his Japanese counterpart, Yoko Kamikawa.

The two ministers are expected to discuss issues of bilateral, regional and global importance, and exchange views on cooperation for a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific, according to MEA.

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