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Dr. S. Jaishankar Discusses the Indo-Pacific and Ukraine in a Meeting with Eight Counterparts

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar met with colleagues from France, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, and Romania to address a variety of challenges, including the Indo-Pacific and Ukraine. Jaishankar was in Sweden for three days to attend the EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF). On Saturday, he met with his counterparts outside of the EIPMF.

Dr. S. Jaishankar tweeted that meeting French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna was a pleasure. Share her passion for making PM Narendra Modi’s Bastille Day visit a success. They discussed the Indo-Pacific and the G20.

Prime Minister Modi will be the distinguished guest at this year’s Bastille Day Parade on July 14. French President Emmanuel Macron invited Prime Minister Modi to the Paris parade. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, a contingent of the armed forces of India will participate alongside their French counterparts in the parade.

Dr. S. Jaishankar got together with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg and inked mobility and migration deals. Warm and fruitful discussions with Austrian FM Alexander Schallenberg, he tweeted. Global problems, particularly Ukraine and the Indo-Pacific, were discussed.

Dr. S. Jaishankar committed to advancing bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation during his first meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib.

He spoke with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivan Kondov about evolving bilateral and global ties. Dr. S. Jaishankar met with his counterpart from Cyprus, Constantinos Kombos, to discuss mobility and tourism. After his appointment, Dr. S. Jaishankar tweeted that meeting the FM of Cyprus, C. Kombos was great. The possibility of increased engagement was noted. He discussed mobility and tourism and also talked about their multilateral collaboration.

Dr. S. Jaishankar talked with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs to examine ways to strengthen bilateral ties during the Ukraine crisis.

In a series of tweets, Dr. Jaishankar stated that it was a good meeting with FM @edgarsrinkevics of Latvia on the sidelines of the EU-Indo-Pacific Ministerial. They discussed how to develop their bilateral relationship and the consequences of the Ukraine war. They also talked about their multilateral cooperation.

An excellent discussion about bilateral cooperation and the Indo-Pacific with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis. They also discussed Europe’s thoughts on the world from their points of view. Following his meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, he tweeted that they agreed to continue in touch.

Dr. S. Jaishankar thanked his Romanian counterpart, Bogdan Aurescu, on the success of Operation Ganga, an evacuation mission to return all Indians stuck in Ukraine to their homeland. Partnerships in defense and energy were addressed. He profited from his geographical knowledge. Dr. S. Jaishankar arrived in Sweden on Friday after speaking at the 6th Indian Ocean Conference in Bangladesh.