Foreign Secretary Shringla meets EU Sec Gen on world issues

Nov 16: Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla had a telephone conversation with Mr. Stefano Sannino, Secretary General, European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union.

They discussed India and the EU’s common approaches to developments and priorities in Afghanistan. Both sides stressed the importance of preventing Afghanistan from being used as a base for terrorism and on the status of the rights of women, children and minorities in Afghanistan. The recently organised Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan and its Delhi Declaration were also discussed.

Foreign Secretary and the Secretary General also exchanged views on developments in Myanmar. They also discussed the ongoing situation at the Belarus-Poland border. Both sides agreed on the need to de-escalate the situation and arrive at an early resolution.

It was agreed to continue periodic exchanges at the level of Foreign Secretary and Secretary General on issues of mutual interest.

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