G-7 Foreign Ministers: External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar recently participated in the G-7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in London through a video conference.
- India, along with Australia, South Africa, South Korea, and the chair and secretary of ASEAN, was invited to the G7 talks as a guest country.
- During the meeting Dr S Jaishankar deliberated on increasing support for the global vaccine distribution scheme COVAX and ensure fair access to vaccine stocks, along with girls’ education, arbitrary detention, and media freedom on the agenda.
- He further added that India had embraced Green Growth since 2014 and transformation stories include renewable capacity, Ujjwala, LED distribution, forest cover and Jal Jeevan.
- He said, but higher green ambitions require larger green resources and COP26 will be a test.
- He spoke about the current medical oxygen crisis and shared that the second wave of COVID-19 has led to a shortage of medical oxygen for which the businesses have been asked to change their production practices to free up industrial oxygen and convert it into medical oxygen.
- The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson interacted with the participating Foreign Ministers in between the sessions.
- Dr Jaishankar assured him that Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and he will take forward the 2030 Roadmap.
In a tweet, Dr Jaishankar said, India and UK are committed to delivering on the Modi-Johnson vision of the ties.