External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar(S. Jaishankar) on Wednesday said that it is in the mutual interest of India and China to find a way to work in accordance with each other’s interests as if they fail to do so, it will affect the rise of Asia. Jaishankar, who is here to attend the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, answered a question about the rise of China and India amid the border standoff during a dialogue at Columbia University here giving this comment.
Jaishankar said, “In our times, the biggest change we have seen in the world is the rise of China. There’s no doubt about it. Comparatively, India’s unprecedented progress looks a bit less than this. Right there you have China which has made rapid progress during this period. The issue for us today is how two rising powers find a way to work in a dynamic situation in line with each other’s interests,” he said.
Jaishankar said, “Asia’s rise is dependent on the two largest economies of the continent of Asia or the three largest economies of Asia working in harmony with each other’s interests.”
During this, the External Affairs Minister also said that India not getting permanent membership of the UN Security Council is not only good for us but also for the United Nations and reforms in this global body are necessary. The External Affairs Minister was asked how long will it take for India to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council? In response to this question, he said that “India not getting permanent membership is not right not only for us but also for the United Nations. The United Nations should be reformed.”