EAM holds talks with Swedish FM, Defence Minister

New Delhi/Stockholm: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in Stockholm on his first visit as Foreign Minister, on Sunday held talks with his Swedish counterpart Tobias Billstrom and Defence Minister Pål Jonson.
On his talks with his Swedish counterpart, the EAM said the two discussed enhancing bilateral cooperation as well as exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific, the European strategic situation following the Ukraine conflict and de-risking the global economy.
“Wide ranging discussions with FM @TobiasBillstrom as India and Sweden mark 75 years of diplomatic ties.
“Committed to taking bilateral cooperation to a higher level. Exchanged views on Indo-Pacific, European strategic situation and de-risking the global economy.”
He also met Defence Minister Pål Jonson during which they exchanged views on regional and global security.
“Good to meet Defence Minister Pål Jonson of Sweden.
“Useful exchange of views on regional and global security.”
Jaishankar’s visit, from May 13-15, is his first visit as EAM and it comes at a time when India and Sweden are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations.
Sweden currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
On Friday, EAM participated in the second EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF), and held bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of several countries on the sidelines.
He is to also participate in the inaugural session of the India Trilateral Forum (India, Europe and US) with his Swedish counterpart.

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