Raisina Dialogue: Afghanistan, Ukraine, and COVID have global consequences for every person, says EAM Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar today said, India has a very clear position on the conflict in Ukraine which emphasizes an urgent cessation of fighting and a return to diplomacy and dialogue. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue Townhall, Dr. Jaishankar said Ukraine conflict is an issue of concern for everyone. Replying to a query from the audience, the Minister said, Asia faces its own sets of challenges which often impact the rules-based order.
He pointed out that the entire civil society in Afghanistan was thrown under the bus by the world less than a year ago. He stressed that it is all about finding the right balance of beliefs and interests. He added that priorities are different for different countries and there are equally pressing issues in other parts of the world. He said, Afghanistan, Ukraine, big power rivalry, and COVID have global consequences for the everyday person.

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