Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during the BRICS ministerial meeting in New York. This meeting of foreign ministers has been hosted by South Africa. During this, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was also present in the meeting, where the foreign ministers exchanged views on major global and regional issues on the agenda of the United Nations (UN).
During this, the issues and agenda related to the BRICS Forum were also discussed. Ahead of the BRICS meeting, Jaishankar criticized China's response to global efforts by several security agencies to counter global terrorism. Without naming Beijing, Jaishankar lamented how some countries did not show the enthusiasm to put some of the world's most dangerous terrorists behind bars.
Jaishankar's sarcasm on China
Jaishankar had earlier taken a dig at China for not blacklisting Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Sajid Mir and designating him as a global terrorist. Jaishankar lamented that some countries facilitated the approval of "some of the world's most dreaded terrorists".
Jaishankar said in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing that politics should not try to save accountability. He lamented that when it comes to banning some of the world's most dreaded terrorists, efforts are made to protect them.
'India-China tensions reduced the strength of BRICS'
Experts also told that the strength of the BRICS forum has decreased due to tensions between India and China after the 2020 Galvan Valley skirmishes. He said the unresolved crisis between Beijing and New Delhi due to Chinese aggression on India's borders has affected BRICS' representation and its bid to challenge the West's global dominance by bringing to the fore emerging economies.