EAM S Jaishankar chairs customary meeting of IBSA Foreign Ministers

External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar, chaired the customary meeting of IBSA Foreign Ministers through video conferencing yesterday. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor and the Secretary (Vice-Minister) for National Sovereignty and Citizenship of Brazil, Ambassador Fabio Marzano, led their delegations.
 
The Ministers exchanged views on furthering IBSA cooperation. They also exchanged views on various issues of global significance including peace, security, countering terrorism, climate change, and sustainable development. Further, the Ministers shared their experience on COVID-19 pandemic situation and appreciated the work done by the IBSA Fund for Alleviation of Poverty and Hunger.

On this occasion, they adopted the IBSA Joint Ministerial Statement on the Reform of the UN Security Council, as a common endeavour of the Global South. The Ministers emphasized the need for the international community to redouble efforts to achieve tangible progress for accelerated and comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council.