The G4 included Brazil, Germany, India and Japan, and all countries support each other’s bids for permanent seats on the UN Security Council.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that he had discussed with Brazil’s Strategic Affairs Minister, Admiral Flavio Rocha, the relevance of strategic autonomy in an uncertain and unstable world.

Rocha is currently visiting India.

“It is a pleasure to welcome the Brazilian Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Admiral Flávio Rocha. India and Brazil have a growing partnership. We work together at the G4, UNSC, G20, IBSA and BRICS,” Jaishankar said on Twitter.

“Discussed the relevance of strategic autonomy in an uncertain and volatile world,” he added.

In addition to bilateral cooperation, India and Brazil have worked closely together on various platforms and groupings, including IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa), BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), G20 and G4.

The G4 included Brazil, Germany, India and Japan, and all countries support each other’s bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council.

The meeting between Jaishankar and Rocha took place against the background of the crisis in Ukraine and has reportedly played a role in the talks.

India insists that the crisis must be resolved through diplomacy and dialogue.

Separately, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla met with an Israeli delegation led by Rafi Harpaz, the deputy director general for Asia and the Pacific at Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi described the interaction as “excellent”.

“Foreign Secretary @harshvshringla had an excellent interaction regarding our diverse and advanced cooperation with Israel. As we mark 30 years of diplomatic relations, we are confident that we will reach new heights in our bilateral cooperation,” Bagchi tweeted.

At another meeting, Foreign Secretary Meenakashi Lekhi held talks with Irish Secretary of State for Trade Promotion Robert Troy TD.

“I am delighted to receive Ireland’s Minister of State for Trade Facilitation @RobertTroyTD visiting India as part of St Patrick’s Day ministerial missions. We exchanged views across the range of our strong bilateral relationship and current global issues,” Lekhi tweeted.


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