Indian Ocean Conference | Jaishankar’s sarcasm on China, said – When nations violate agreements, trust suffers huge loss

Dhaka. In an indirect attack on China, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar (S. Jaishankar) said on Friday that when nations disregard legal obligations or violate long-standing agreements, trust is severely damaged. Addressing the sixth edition of the Indian Ocean Conference held in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, Jaishankar said that an important shared concern in the Indian Ocean region is the debt generated by non-viable projects. #WATCH | When nations disregard their legal obligations or violate long-standing agreements, as we have seen, the damage to trust and confidence is immense. It is therefore essential that all of us take the long view of our cooperation, rather than a tactical one of our… — ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2023 In an apparent reference to this, he said, “When states disregard legal obligations or violate long-standing agreements. As we have seen, this leads to a huge loss of trust.” India has been critical of China’s aggressive behavior and deployment of a large number of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, which is in violation of the border agreement. Jaishankar said, “There are some lessons from the last two decades, which we ignore at our peril. If we encourage such opaque loans and costly projects, we will have to suffer sooner or later.” #WATCH | From India’s perspective, efficient and effective connectivity to ASEAN in particular will be a game-changer. We accord this the utmost priority. As nations of the Indian Ocean, we are united in our interest in the maritime sphere. The era where maritime spaces would be… — ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2023 External Affairs Minister said to give top priority to ASEAN. He said, “Efficient and effective connectivity will prove to be a game changer from India’s point of view, especially for ASEAN. We give it top priority. As Indian Ocean nations, we are united in our interests in the maritime domain. The era where maritime spaces would be secured by others is behind us. It is our shared responsibility that grows stronger with each passing day. (with agency inputs)

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