Jaishankar to attend Ebrahim Raisi’s swearing-in ceremony as we speak

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Minister S Jaishankar will go to Tehran on Thursday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

“At the invitation of the government of Iran, the External affairs Minister will visit Iran on August 5-6, 2021 to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect H.E. Ayatollah Sayyid Ebrahim Raisi on August 5,” the Ministry of External Affairs stated in a press release.

Jaishankar will meet Raisi and in addition maintain talks with different leaders in the course of the journey.

Iran had invited India to attend the swearing-in ceremony when Jaishankar met Raisi throughout a stopover in Tehran on July 7 whereas travelling to Moscow. A complete of 115 officers from 73 international locations will attend the inauguration. Meanwhile, Afghanistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar has stated that he referred to as Jaishankar on Tuesday to “discuss convening an emergency session of the UN Security Council on Afghanistan”.

Taking to Twitter, Atmar stated the UN and the worldwide group should play a higher position to cease the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan resulting from Taliban violence and atrocities.

“Atmar, during a telephone conversation with Jaishankar, talked about the escalation of violence, widespread human rights violations by the Taliban and foreign terrorist groups operations in Afghanistan, and the need to hold a special session of the UN Security Council on Afghanistan,” Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a press release.

On Sunday, India assumed the rotating presidency of the us for the month of August.

According to the assertion, “(Mr) Jaishankar called the holding of the UN Security Council meeting important for the immediate cessation of human rights abuses and the establishment of lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region. He reassured Minister Atmar of his country’s commitment to reviewing Afghanistan’s proposal and conducting the necessary consultations.”

The two sides additionally mentioned the agenda and the extent of participation within the upcoming conferences on the Afghan peace course of in Doha, the assertion added.


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