Foreign Minister S Jaishankar held talks with his Polish and Portuguese counterparts on Tuesday, focusing on ways to expand comprehensive bilateral cooperation.
After telephone talks with Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, Jaishankar said the emphasis was on the importance of more political exchanges, increased trade and smoother travel.
“A full review of ties today with FM @RauZbigniew from Poland. We agreed on the importance of more political exchanges, expanded trade, smoother travel and regional consultations,” said he tweeted.
“I look forward to welcoming him to India soon,” Jaishankar added.
Following his talks with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva, Jaishankar said India was counting on Portugal’s strong support to expand its relations with Europe.
“I called my friend FM Augusto Santos Silva from Portugal. I discussed the Covid situation. The India-EU leaders meeting in Porto and the migration and mobility agreement with Portugal were milestones in 2021 “, declared the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“Count on Portugal’s strong support to expand India’s relations with Europe,” he said.
In a separate tweet, Jaishankar also congratulated Wopke Hoekstra on his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
“Congratulate @WBHoekstra on his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Look forward to working with him to advance our strong partnership,” he said.
Over the past few days, Jaishankar has spoken with his counterparts from the United States, Russia, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Nigeria.
He also met with the foreign ministers of Egypt, Israel, Australia, Indonesia, Maldives, Bhutan, Iran and France.
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