EAM dig at China: Debt accumulation in fragile economies is of concern | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar, in his UNGA address, slammed China for blocking sanctions on Pakistan-based terrorists.
“Those who politicise the UNSC 1267 Sanctions regime, sometimes to the extent of defending proclaimed terrorists, do so at their own peril. Believe me, they advance neither their own interests nor indeed their reputation,” he said, while underlining that India remained a victim of cross-border terrorism.
He also said India is on the side of peace on the issue of Ukraine and will remain firmly there, as he emphasised it’s in the collective interest of all to work constructively, both within the UN and outside, in finding an early resolution to the conflict.
“We are on the side that respects the UN Charter and its founding principles. We are on the side that calls for dialogue and diplomacy as the only way out. We are on the side of those struggling to make ends meet, even as they stare at escalating costs of food, fuel and fertilisers,” said Jaishankar.
In another dig at China, the foreign minister said that the accumulation of debt in fragile economies is of particular concern. “We believe that in such times, the international community must rise above narrow national agendas. India, for its part, is taking exceptional measures in exceptional times. We do so, when we sent 50,000 metric tons of wheat and multiple tranches of medicines and vaccines to Afghanistan. When we extend credits of $3. 8 billion to Sri Lanka for fuel, essential commodities and trade settlement. When we supplied 10,000 metric tonne of food aid and vaccine shipments to Myanmar,” Jaishankar said.

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