A day after a discussion on Kashmir at UNGA, Jaishankar discusses Cyprus with Turkish counterpart

EME S. Jaishankar met with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Kavusoglu and discussed Cyprus a day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).


On Wednesday, the second day of the UN General Assembly, Jaishankar and Kavusoglu had extensive discussions that touched on the crisis in Ukraine, food security, and Cyprus.

The meetings take place as the UN pushes for a resolution to the conflicts between Cyprus’ Turkish Cypriot North and Greek Cypriot South communities, which have been estranged since 1974.

Jaishankar tweeted that he held a meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister @MevlutCavusoglu outside the UNGA. had in-depth discussions about the conflict in Ukraine, food security, G20 procedures, the global order, NAM, and Cyprus.

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at the UN General Assembly’s high-level session. He brought up the Kashmir problem during his speech and encouraged the creation of “fair and enduring” peace and prosperity in Kashmir.

Erdogan stated during the General Debate that despite declaring their independence and sovereignty 75 years ago, India and Pakistan have not developed a relationship of peace and support. This is terribly regrettable. We fervently wish for Kashmir to experience enduring peace and development.

Erdogan made these comments following his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Samarkand, which was held in conjunction with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit. The two leaders discussed recent regional and international developments involving their respective nations.

PM Narendra Modi speaks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside the SCO Summit in Samarkand, according to a tweet from the Indian government. The two presidents talked about ways to broaden their bilateral partnership.

Earlier, the US and France welcomed PM Modi to the UNGA conference in New York for his letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the war in Ukraine. In support of PM Modi’s remarks for Putin on Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan were there.

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