In a sharp attack aimed at Rahul Gandhi, External Affairs Ministers S Jaishankar said that the Congress leader taking his narrative abroad is not in the national interest to take politics abroad
External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has responded to Rahul Gandhi’s criticism of the Indian government’s foreign policy, asserting that it is detrimental to the national interest to take domestic political disputes onto the international stage. Jaishankar emphasized the importance of presenting a unified front in international affairs to protect India’s standing and diplomatic efforts. In a statement, he condemned Rahul’s attacks, stating, “It is not in the national interest to take politics abroad.”
#WATCH | …"There are sometimes, things bigger than politics & when you step outside the country, that is important to remember…I differ with them but how I counter it, I would like to go home and do it. Watch me when I get back": EAM S Jaishankar when asked about Congress… pic.twitter.com/7h0YutokpH
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2023
Jaishankar stresses the need for unity in international relations
In a recent statement, External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar emphasized the significance of maintaining a united front in international relations. He underlined that disagreements and criticism regarding foreign policy should be resolved domestically to avoid weakening India’s position on the global stage.
Political disputes should be kept within national boundaries
Jaishankar pointed out that taking political disputes abroad can have adverse effects on India’s national interest. While domestic political differences are natural, projecting them on the international stage can undermine the country’s diplomatic efforts and create confusion among other nations.
Concluded the first Consultative Committee Meeting for External Affairs. Thank you @sasmitpatra, @DrJadhav, @GVLNRAO, Ram Narayan Dudi, Prem Chand Gupta, @MpDrBholaSingh, @RahulGandhi, @drkvsatyavathi, @ShashiTharoor and @BhagwantMann. pic.twitter.com/bscHOKpiw9
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) January 18, 2020
Maintaining a coherent image in foreign affairs
The External Affairs Minister’s comments align with the widely followed principle of presenting a united front in matters of foreign policy. Regardless of political differences on domestic issues, political parties generally strive to maintain a cohesive image internationally to negotiate effectively and project a clear stance on global matters.
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s remarks reflect the view that it is not in the national interest to bring domestic political disputes onto the international stage. By stressing the need for unity in international relations, he highlights the importance of projecting a cohesive image to protect India’s standing and diplomatic efforts.
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