Stockholm [Sweden]May 14 (ANI): Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson and Foreign Minister Tobias Billström during his three-day visit to Sweden.
On Twitter, Jaishankar said: “Good to meet Swedish Defense Minister Pal Jonson. Useful exchange of views on regional and global security.” After meeting his Swedish counterpart, Jaishankar said that both countries are determined to take bilateral cooperation to a higher level. Both nations had exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific region, the European strategic situation and de-risking the global economy.
“Extensive discussions with FM @TobiasBillstrom as India and Sweden mark 75 years of diplomatic relations,” Jaishankar said in another tweet.
Jaishankar is on a three-day visit to Sweden to participate in the EU’s Indo-Pacific ministerial meeting. He is also expected to attend the inaugural session of the India Trilateral Forum involving India, Europe and the US, along with his Swedish counterpart Tobias Billström. Additionally, Jaishankar will discuss India-EU relations during his visit as Sweden currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
At the EU-India-Pacific Ministerial Forum, Jaishankar emphasized the multipolar world.
“The Indo-Pacific is a complex and differentiated landscape that is best understood through more intensive engagement. A generous and strategic approach that accommodates economic asymmetries will certainly increase the EU’s attractiveness. The more the European Union and the Indo-Pacific deal with each other, the stronger will their respective appreciation of multipolarity be And remember that a multipolar world, which the EU prefers, is only possible through a multipolar Asia, says Jaishankar.
He said the EU has major interests in the development of the Indo-Pacific region, especially in terms of technology, connectivity, trade and finance. Jaishankar addressed globalization and establishment thinking at the forum.
“Globalization is the overwhelming reality of our time. But far apart, regions and nations cannot be impervious to significant events elsewhere. Nor can we choose them for our convenience. The European Union has major interests in developments in the Indo-Pacific region, especially since they relate to technology, connectivity, trade and finance. It must, with respect and observance of UNCLOS. Agnosticism on such issues is therefore no longer an option,” he said. (ANI)