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S Jaishankar talks about growing bilateral ties in Sweden

Mr. Jaishankar is in Sweden for three days to attend the EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF). On Saturday, he met with his counterparts on the sidelines of the EIPMF.

During his discussions there with colleagues from France, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, and Romania, he covered a variety of problems, including the Indo-Pacific and the Ukraine war.

Mr. Jaishankar also met with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg and signed mobility and migration accords.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said in his address to the European Union (EU) Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF) in Stockholm that globalisation is the overwhelming reality of our times and that there must be a respective appreciation of multipolarity because a multipolar world is only possible through a multipolar Asia.

Mr. Jaishankar stated that, despite historical and cultural differences, India and the EU are both political democracies with market economies and pluralistic cultures.

Jaishankar agreed to advance bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation during his first meeting with Belgium’s Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib.

He spoke with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivan Kondov about strengthening bilateral and global ties.

Jaishankar spoke with his counterpart from Cyprus, Constantinos Kombos, about mobility and tourism.

Jaishankar met with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics and discussed measures to boost bilateral ties amid the Ukraine crisis.

Jaishankar applauded his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu for facilitating Operation Ganga, an evacuation mission to return all Indian nationals who had become stuck in Ukraine.

On July 14, Prime Minister Modi will be the honoured guest at this year’s Bastille Day Parade. French President Emmanuel Macron invited Modi to attend the Parade in Paris.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, an Indian contingent will march alongside their French counterparts in the parade.

Jaishankar arrived in Sweden on Friday after speaking at the 6th Indian Ocean Conference in Bangladesh.

Mr. Jaishankar also emphasised the Quad — India, the United States, Japan, and Australia — as a platform for global growth that is critical to any assessment of the Indo-Pacific, with its “agenda and impact” rapidly expanding.

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