Jerusalem: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held a quadrilateral meeting with his counterparts from the US, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). During this, the leaders discussed ways to enhance economic and political cooperation, including enhancing trade and maritime security in the Middle East and Asia. Jaishankar is currently on a five-day visit to Israel. Jaishankar, Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended the meeting on Monday. Jaishankar tweeted, “Had a good first meeting with Foreign Minister of Israel Yair Lapid, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Discussed economic development and working together on global issues. It was agreed to take immediate steps.
“You three are among our closest partners,” Jaishankar said in a brief remark. Is. “I think it’s pretty clear that we all have a common point of view on the big issues of our time, and it would be very helpful if we could agree on some practical things to work on,” he said. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that Blinken discussed increasing economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia through trade, tackling climate change, energy cooperation and enhancing maritime security with the three counterparts.
He said the ministers discussed how to enhance people-to-people ties in the fields of technology and science and how to support public health globally during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Blinken tweeted that the meeting discussed common issues of concern in the region and globally and the importance of expanding our economic and political cooperation. Blinken, in a statement, described Israel, the United Arab Emirates and India as his three major strategic partners.
“By bringing friends together in a new way, we are expanding these partnerships,” he said. I think this meeting is about that. Sitting here in Washington, I can say that Israel, the United Arab Emirates and India are our three big strategic partners. Energy, climate, trade, regional security, etc. in view of all these mutually broad interests. It seems like a really interesting and good idea to use this new partnership and complementary capabilities in other areas.”
At the same time, Lapid said, “One of the things we are looking for is coordination and we will try to establish that after this meeting.” This synergy will help us work together in the future. We have a unique combination of abilities, knowledge and experiences at this table, which can be used to build a network that we all want to build as well.”
Al Nahyan of the UAE thanked Blinken and Lapid for their idea of creating such a platform to promote cooperation. Talking about India, he said, “Jaishankar is an old friend and India and the UAE have a strong and diverse relationship.” Subsequently, the four foreign ministers chalked out a strategy to make this quadrilateral cooperative plan a reality. To make the discussion in the closed room.