Dr S. Jaishankar to visit Bangladesh, Sweden, Belgium

May 12: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr S. Jaishankar will be paying an official visit to Bangladesh (11-12 May 2023), Sweden (13-15 May 2023) and Belgium (15-16 May 2022).

EAM will be visiting Dhaka from 11-12 May 2023 to participate in the 6th edition of the Indian Ocean Conference. The Indian Ocean Conference will be attended by the President of Mauritius H.E. Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, Vice President of Maldives H.E. Mr Faisal Naseem, Prime Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina, and several Ministers from across the world.

From Bangladesh, EAM will be travelling to Sweden. This will be his first visit as EAM and comes at a time when India and Sweden are celebrating 75 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Sweden currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. In Sweden, EAM will participate in the second EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF). He will hold bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of several countries on the margins of EIPMF. During his stay, he will call on leadership in Sweden and meet with key Ministers. He will also participate in the inaugural session of the India Trilateral Forum (India, Europe and the US) with his Swedish counterpart.

In the last leg of the visit, EAM will be visiting Brussels for bilateral engagements with Belgian and EU officials. He will also attend the first Ministerial Meeting of the India-EU Trade and Technology Council along with Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal and Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw. The TTC Ministerial Meeting is scheduled to be held on 16 May.

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