S Jaishankar With Czech FM: India is constantly looking to strengthen bilateral relations with its neighboring countries, as well as increasing bilateral relations with many European countries. In this sequence, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has visited Slovakia and Czech Republic from June 2 to 6. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday met Foreign Minister Zain Lipavsky of the Czech Republic while discussing India’s bilateral relations with the two countries.
The Indian Foreign Minister, in the discussion with his counterpart from the Czech Republic, also emphasized on bilateral relations from increasing Indian partnership in the European Union. The two countries have discussed moving forward on continued progress in bilateral cooperation. Along with this, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has described the meeting with the Foreign Minister of Czech Republic Jan Lipavsky on his Twitter as very positive.
discussion on bilateral cooperation
The Foreign Minister wrote in his tweet that ‘Czech Republic has taken over the presidency of the European Union, in such a situation it was discussed to take forward the India-EU partnership.’ Apart from this, in another tweet, the External Affairs Minister said that during the discussion, he focused on continuous development in bilateral cooperation including trade, defence, science and technology.
Along with this, S Jaishankar says that he has also discussed taking the trade level between the two countries beyond USD 2 billion. He told that during the discussion, the two foreign ministers discussed the consequences of the Indo-Pacific along with the Russo-Ukraine war.
Also met Czech members of the European Parliament
Besides meeting Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky of the Czech Republic, S Jaishankar met a delegation of Czech Members of the European Parliament (MEP). During this, he has spoken on issues like India’s relations with the European Union and the Czech Republic, Indo-Pacific, food and energy security and digital cooperation.
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