‘Allowing Russia to…’: What US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said at the Quad meeting

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday that allowing Russia to do what it is doing in Ukraine would send a message to aggressors everywhere.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Quad foreign ministers meeting, “If we allow Russia to do what it’s doing in Ukraine, it’s a message to aggressors everywhere that they will be able to get away with it.” may be able.” National Capital.

Blinken was speaking on the topic “The Quad Squad: Power and Purpose of the Polygon” at the Raisina Dialogue 2023 in Delhi, where all the foreign ministers of the Quad participated in person.

“The future for us is very much in the Indo-Pacific… Even as we focus on what is happening in Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion, not only because it is Ukrainians and Ukraine and matters to Europe, but also because it matters to the whole world,” Blinken said.

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On the Quad grouping, Blinken said he believes it is a force for good, positive and affirmative action.

India on Friday hosted the Quad foreign ministers’ meeting, chaired by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and attended by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

The meeting is taking place a day after the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in the national capital and according to the Ministry of External Affairs, the meeting provides an opportunity for the ministers to continue the discussions held during their last meeting in New York in September 2022.

On Thursday, Blinken and Jaishankar met and discussed ways to reduce the global ramifications of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Blinken spoke to Jaishankar on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting and shared his views on tackling global and regional challenges.

Secretary Blinken and Minister Jaishankar also discussed mitigating the global effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, United States and India cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, the successful launch of the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (ICET), and regional issues.

Earlier in the day, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to reverse Moscow’s “irrevocable decision” and return to implement the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) nuclear arms reduction treaty.

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