Dhaka [Bangladesh]May 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reaches Dhaka on a two-day visit. EAM was welcomed by the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, Md. Shahriar Alam. Jaishankar is on a three-nation tour during which he will visit Bangladesh, Sweden and Belgium.
“Reached Dhaka. Thanks Bangladesh FM @MdShahriarAlam for the warm welcome. Looking forward to meeting colleagues and friends from around the world at the Indian Ocean Conference,” Jaishankar tweeted.
Jaishanakar is scheduled to stay in Dhaka till May 12 to attend the 6th edition of the Indian Ocean Conference. The Indian Ocean conference will be attended by Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun, Maldives Vice President Faisal Naseem, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and several ministers from around the world.
From Bangladesh, Jaishankar will travel to Sweden. This will be his first visit as EAM to the Nordic country and comes at a time when India and Sweden are celebrating 75 years of establishing diplomatic relations. Sweden currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
According to a release from the Ministry of External Affairs, Jaishankar will participate in the second EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF) in Sweden.
He will hold bilateral meetings with foreign ministers from several countries on the sidelines of the EIPMF.
During his stay, he will call for leadership in Sweden and meet key ministers.
He will also participate in the inaugural session of the India Trilateral Forum (India, Europe and the US) with his Swedish counterpart.
In the final part of the visit, the EAM will visit Brussels for bilateral contacts with Belgian and EU officials. He will also attend the first ministerial meeting of the India-EU Trade and Technology Council along with Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.
The TTC’s ministerial meeting is scheduled for May 16. (ANI)