Jaishankar, Czech counterpart discuss Ukraine, Indo-Pacific

The Czech Foreign Minister participated in the meeting through video conferencing as he is in self-isolation due to Covid-19….reports Asian Lite News

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Czech counterpart Jan Lipavsky on Sunday discussed bilateral relations, including commerce and defence, as well as the the consequences of the Ukraine conflict and the Indo-Pacific.

Jaishankar is in Prague for the final phase of a two-nation journey to Slovakia and the Czech Republic in a bid to fuether strengthen India’s ties with the two Central European nations.

In a tweet, he stated, “A warm and productive meeting with Czech FM @JanLipavsky. As Czech Republic takes over EU Presidency, discussed taking India-EU partnership forward.”

In another tweet, he added, “Noted the steady progress in bilateral cooperation, including in trade, defence, S&T, and people-to-people exchanges. Welcomed our trade level crossing US$ 2 billion. Exchanged views on the repercussions of the Ukraine conflict and the Indo-Pacific.”

The Czech Foreign Minister participated in the meeting through video conferencing as he is in self-isolation due to Covid-19.

Earlier, Jaishankar met with a group of Czech European Parliament members and had a productive conversation about India’s relations with the EU and the Czech Republic, the Indo-Pacific, food, and energy security, and digital collaboration.

In a tweet, EAM Jaishankar described it as “A good discussion on India’s ties with EU and the Czech Republic, the Indo-Pacific, food and energy security and digital cooperation”.

He thanked the members -Jan Zahradil, Tom Zdechovsky, Mikulas Peksa, and Veronika Vrecionova – for the meeting.

He also met and interacted with members of the Indian community.

“Delighted to meet the Indian community in Prague. Good to see many of them doing so well.

The expansion of the community has also been encouraging. Shared with them developments at home and the state of our bilateral relationship.

Count on their continuing support,” he tweeted.

In Prague, EAM Jaishankar also paid tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, who is much adored by Czechs, at a memorial in a street names after him. (India News Network)

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