We have to overcome the syndrome of “Western countries are bad…”: Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister of India S. Jaishankar said that he is not advocating western countries…


External Affairs Minister of India S. Jaishankar says Western countries are not ‘bad guys’ because they are not flooding African and Asian markets in a big way, and we need to overcome the ‘syndrome’ of seeing them negatively.

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Jayashankar, who arrived in Thiruvananthapuram in connection with the inauguration of Pradhan Mantri Vishwakarma Yojana, also made it clear in an interview to Malayalam news channel ‘Asianet’ on Sunday that he is not advocating for Western countries.

Former Indian diplomat T.P. In an interview with Srinivasan, the foreign minister said, “The West is not dumping a lot of stuff in Asia and Africa… I think we need to get over the past syndrome that the West is bad, and developing. Countries are bad.” The opposite is… the world is too complex, and the problems are more complex…”

When asked if Chinese President Xi Jinping did not attend the G20 summit in New Delhi because he did not want to see India as a leader of the Global South, Jaishankar said speculation was rife.

He said the issue today is to understand more strongly the inequalities of globalization, where in the last 15 to 20 years some countries have put their products, production and employment at risk because their markets have been flooded with cheap goods. China’s trade and economic policies.

The foreign minister said that the problems and pains of these countries regarding the global economy had been going on for the last 15 to 20 years and then the cost of electricity and food had increased due to the Kovid-19 epidemic and the war in Ukraine. They were also going up.

This, he said, led to growing resentment among countries that it was being used to prop up the economies of other countries. Jaishankar also said that Western countries cannot be blamed for this.

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