In Pics: How Jaishankar snubbed Bhutto Zardari & greeted others at SCO

EAM Dr S Jaishankar’s snub to his counterpart from Pakistan is a lesson in diplomacy for the novice Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

| Updated: 05 May, 2023 12:48 pm IST

BENAULIM (GOA): A cool but no-nonsense person, India’s External Affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar needs no words to express his feelings.

The former Indian Foreign Services member comes with strong body language that conveys his feelings, politely yet curtly.

It was no different at the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Goa, as he snubbed Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while warmly greeting other Foreign ministers.

The New Indian’s Sumit Kumar captures the moments as EAM Dr Jaishankar welcomed his counterparts

 

The photo speaks volumes about the distance between India and Pakistan

 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received a warm welcome, showcasing the warmth between the two traditional friends

 

 

Dr Jaishankar stood close to Kazakhstan Foreign minister Murat Nurtleu, showcasing India’s desire to bridge the gap

 

 

Dr Jaishankar and his counterpart from Uzbekistan, Bakhtiyor Saidov, also showcase India’s growing closeness to the nation

 

 

Dr Jaishankar with his counterpart from Kyrgyzstan, Jeenbek Kulubaev. Kyrgyzstan has supported India’s causes at various international forums, including its inclusion in SCO

 

India and China might share a frosty relationship, but Dr Jaishankar gave SCO Secretary-General Zhang Ming all the respect he deserves

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