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S Jaishankar to hold bilateral meeting with Amir Khan Muttaqi

Published on July 29, 2022
Current Context: On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) External affairs minister of India S. Jaishankar might hold a bilateral meeting with Afghanistan's foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.
S Jaishankar to hold bilateral meeting with Amir Khan Muttaqi
  • Since June, the Taliban government has been requesting for the meeting. In June India has decided to reopen its embassy in Kabul after it was closed due to the Taliban's take over of the country in 2021.
  • Before reopening the embassy in Kabul, India sent a delegation led by Joint secretary JP Singh to hold a meeting with Muttaqi.
  • The proposed meeting between S Jaishankar and Muttaqi will focus on issues concerning humanitarian aid and assistance meant for the Afghan people.
  • This meeting will be the first face-to-face interaction between the two leaders. The two leaders will also discuss about the restart of India's infrastructural projects in Afghanistan, which were stopped due to the Ashraf Ghani government was overthrow last year.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) meeting will be held in Tashkent under the presidency of Uzbekistan.
  • Static Knowledge :
    • SCO headquarters - Beijing, China
    • SCO formation - June 15, 2001

Question:

Ques: Which Indian minister will hold a bilateral meeting with Afghanistan's foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi?
a. Amit Shah
b. Narendra Modi
c. S. Jaishankar
d. Rajnath Singh

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