India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar held a meeting Caribbean counterparts on September 19 at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly which has been meeting in New York since last Monday. There was wide ranging discussions on a variety of issues.
The below release was issued by the Ministry in Delhi.
India-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) Quartet Meeting was held on sidelines of UNGA in New York on 19 September 2022 under the pro-tempore presidency of Argentina. Indian side was led by External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. S Jaishankar. The CELAC Quartet was represented by Foreign Minister of Argentina Mr. Santiago Cafiero, Foreign Minister of Guatemala Mr. Mario Adolfo Bucaro Flores, Foreign Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Amery Browne and Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs of Colombia Ms. Laura Gil Savastano.
Both sides expressed satisfaction at revitalizing the India-CELAC forum. They expressed happiness at the growing engagements of India with Latin American countries, and reviewed the entire spectrum of India-CELAC relations.
The meeting took stock of developments towards a post COVID pandemic economic recovery, and agreed to work closely in sectors including Trade and Commerce, Agriculture, Food and Energy security, Health, Vaccine production, Traditional Medicines and logistics.
They also discussed regional and multilateral issues of mutual interests. Both sides acknowledged their cooperation in UN and other multilateral bodies, and agreed to work together on global issues including UN reforms and Climate Change.
September 19, 2022