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Jaishankar Meets WTO Director General, Speaks on Need for 'Reformed Multilaterism'

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Last Updated: October 22, 2021, 22:19 IST

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The Global South has critical interests in agriculture, vaccines, climate action and fishing, Jaishankar said after the meeting. (Image: Twitter @DrSJaishankar)

The Global South has critical interests in agriculture, vaccines, climate action and fishing, Jaishankar said after the meeting. (Image: Twitter @DrSJaishankar)

Jaishankar also held talks with Frans Timmermans, executive VP of the European Commission in-charge of the European Green Deal.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met World Trade Organization Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala here and spoke about the need for reformed multilateralism. The Global South has critical interests in agriculture, vaccines, climate action and fishing, he said.

“Met Director General, @wto @NOIweala. Spoke about the need for reformed multilateralism with fairer outcomes,” Jaishankar tweeted. In another meeting, Jaishankar exchanged views on issues such as climate action challenges, Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan with Frans Timmermans, executive vice-president of the European Commission in-charge of the European Green Deal.

“Pleasure as always to meet EVP @TimmermansEU. A good discussion on the expanding India-EU partnership, including on trade and investment, connectivity and Indo-Pacific,” Jaishankar tweeted. Exchange of views covered climate action challenges and Afghanistan, the external affairs minister said.

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first published:October 22, 2021, 22:19 IST
last updated:October 22, 2021, 22:19 IST