This is the foreign minister’s third visit to the central Asian region since the crisis in Afghanistan.
India-Sri Lanka ties have come a long way since the time when Colombo played the China Card.
In wide-ranging talks with the visiting Saudi leader, Jaishankar called for further relaxing restrictions on travel from India to the Gulf nation while appreciating the country for the support provided to the Indian community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two Foreign ministers of India and Australia held talks on Saturday ahead of the inaugural 'two-plus-two' ministerial dialogue between both the countries.
The member states also reiterated their commitment to upholding international law, including the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the meeting is scheduled to include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro.
The meeting took place at the Indian embassy in Doha at the request of the Taliban side and came two weeks after the outfit seized control of Kabul.
Union Health Ministry's office memorandum which was issued on Monday said that people arriving from Afghanistan have to undergo a mandatory “minimum 14-day institutional quarantine” at the ITBP facility.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed the Ministry to brief the floor leaders of the political parties on the developments in Afghanistan
'Productive call with @DrSJaishankar today (Thursday) about Afghanistan. We agreed to continue our close coordination.', US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted after the call.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said it was decided that the ambassador in Kabul and his Indian staff will move to India immediately in view of the prevailing circumstances.
There is no official word yet on whether the Indian diplomats have been brought back or on the number of Indians stuck in crisis-struck Afghanistan.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs also said efforts are on to bring home Aman Nagsen's mortal remains as quickly as possible.
The reason for Abdullah-Abdullah’s visit to India at this juncture is not known but will raise speculations in Islamabad about the motive.
The minister did not name either China or Pakistan nor did he refer to the PoK projects, but the reference was obvious.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a virtual address at an inaugural outreach session of the G7 summit, sought the support of the grouping to lift patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines.
An MEA spokesperson said the ministry is aware of the challenges being faced by the Indian students due to the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.
'We will continue to make all efforts so that he (Mehul Choksi) is brought back to India', said MEA in a statement.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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