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External Affairs Minister Jaishankar landed in New York to meet US officials

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India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar landed in New York on Monday to meet senior United States officials and other stakeholders to discuss Covid-19 vaccine procurement and other related co-operation between the two countries.

Media sources had reported that Jaishankar’s mission, during his visit from May 24-28, will be to “persuade the US to send as many vaccines as possible to India and its neighbours”. Recently, Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen had reached out to Jaishankar for lobbying with the US in this regard. Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives have also been asking for vaccines.

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