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Portugal: EAM Jaishankar holds ‘productive talks’ with Portuguese counterpart | India News

LONDON: Exterior Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Tuesday held “productive talks” along with his Portuguese counterpart Joao Cravinho right here throughout which they mentioned the progress in bilateral financial cooperation and exchanged views on West Asia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Indo-Pacific. Jaishankar, who arrived right here on the primary leg of his four-day go to to Portugal and Italy with an purpose to additional bolster India’s bilateral ties with the 2 key European nations, additionally appreciated Portugal’s assist for India-EU ties.
“Productive talks with FM @JoaoCravinho in Lisbon. Famous the progress in our bilateral financial cooperation. Appreciated the sustained political exchanges and Portugal’s assist for India-EU ties,” he stated in a publish on X.
“Transformations underway in India will help take our partnership to the next stage. Cooperating on the worldwide office and the digital area supply nice potential. Exchanged views on West Asia, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Indo-Pacific,” he added.
Earlier, the minister met Augusto Santos Silva, the President of the Meeting of the Portuguese Republic, and mentioned the significance of two democracies cooperating carefully in a risky world.
“Delighted to satisfy @ASantosSilvaPAR, President of the Meeting of the Portuguese Republic at this time morning in Lisbon. Have all the time valued his sturdy assist for our bilateral ties. Mentioned the significance of our two democracies cooperating carefully in a risky world,” Jaishankar stated in one other publish.
He then proceeded to some diaspora engagements and paid floral tributes on the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and his spouse, Kasturba, in entrance of the Temple Radha Krishna in Lisbon.
“Provided my tributes to Bapu and Kasturba Gandhi in Lisbon,” the EAM posted with photographs.
The minister can be anticipated to satisfy the Portuguese management, members of the Portugal-India Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Indian group in Portugal.
From Portugal, Jaishankar will journey to Italy the place he’ll meet his counterpart Antonio Tajani, Minister of Defence and Minister for ‘Made in Italy’.
The connection between the 2 nations was elevated to ‘Strategic Partnership’ throughout Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s go to to New Delhi in March.

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