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India Garners International Praise for Women’s Reservation Bill and Successful G20 Summit

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar received accolades from foreign counterparts during a recent series of meetings in New York, where he highlighted India’s recent achievements. The Lotte Palace Hotel served as the backdrop for discussions surrounding India’s groundbreaking Women’s Reservation Bill and the success of the G20 summit held under India’s presidency.

Jaishankar, during the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) ministerial meeting, informed his counterparts about India’s historic step to reserve one-third of parliamentary and state assembly seats for women. South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, lauded this “progressive step” and led a round of applause for India.

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong also joined the conversation, emphasizing the significance of the women’s reservation bill.

Meanwhile, the triumph of the G20 summit under India’s leadership was another focal point. Tariq Ahmad, the UK’s Minister of State for South Asia, extended congratulations to India, to which Jaishankar credited the collaborative effort of all G20 members, terming the process “an education.”

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani also commended India for its role in the G20 and expressed appreciation for the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor.

Amidst the global attention on Canada’s allegations against India, New York’s diplomatic circles also acknowledged India’s strides towards women’s representation and commitment to multilateralism. India’s reputation is being defined not only by controversies but also by its progressive policies and active engagement on the international stage.

As India continues to make strides, its story in New York reflects its commitment to creating a more inclusive and interconnected world.


News Summary:

  • Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar received international praise during meetings in New York for India’s historic Women’s Reservation Bill, reserving one-third of parliamentary and state assembly seats for women.
  • South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, called it a “progressive step,” and Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong also commended India’s initiative.
  • Jaishankar highlighted the success of the G20 summit under India’s presidency, with the UK’s Minister of State for South Asia, Tariq Ahmad, congratulating India for its role in the group’s accomplishments.
  • Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani also praised India for its leadership in the G20 and the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor.
  • Amidst discussions about Canada’s allegations against India, New York recognized India’s commitment to enhancing women’s representation and its active engagement in multilateralism, shaping its global image positively
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