Mar 23: The 6th Foreign Office Consultations between India and Austria took place on 18 March in virtual format. The consultations were led on the Indian side by Shri Dammu Ravi, Additional Secretary (Europe and COVID19), and on the Austrian side by Ambassador Gregor Koessler, Director General for Political Affairs in the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
India and Austria have warm and cordial relations which are based on shared values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and equality. Our bilateral relations are marked by strong linkages across institutions, academia, culture and people to people ties.
The talks covered the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including political, economic and commercial ties as well as cultural and academic linkages. Both sides also exchanged views on the COVID19 pandemic and post pandemic recovery including vaccines. Regional and global issues including developments in the Indo-Pacific, neighbourhood policy, terrorism and India-EU Relations, amongst others, were discussed. Deliberations also covered issues in multilateral fora such as United Nations reforms and India’s priorities during its term in the United Nations Security Council.Disclaimer: We donot claim that the images used as part of the news published are always owned by us. From time to time, we use images sourced as part of news or any related images or representations. Kindly take a look at our image usage policy on how we select the image that are used as part of the news.