10th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission meeting held in New York

The 10th India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA) Trilateral Ministerial Commission meeting was held in New York yesterday. The meeting was chaired by External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil Carlos Alberto Franco França and Minister of Health of South Africa Dr. Joe Phaahla were also present during the meeting. The Ministers reviewed the entire gamut of IBSA cooperation.

They held discussions on mutual interests including cooperation in multilateral organizations, South-South cooperation, UNSC reform, 2030 agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, countering terrorism, and financing for developmental activities. They also held discussions on regional issues like African Union, the Middle East peace process, and the situation in Ukraine.

The Ministers supported the aspiration of African countries to have a permanent presence in the United Nations Security Council.

They also supported India and Brazil’s efforts to get permanent seats in the Security Council. India will host the 6th IBSA Summit on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in November this year.

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