Dr. S. Jaishankar’s visit to Portugal and Italy

External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar (EAM) will pay an official visit to Portugal on 31 October – 1 November and to Italy on 2-3 November 2023.

​India and Portugal have growing and mutually beneficial relations in all spheres which have strengthened over time. During the visit to Portugal, EAM will hold discussions with his counterpart Foreign Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho on the entire range of bilateral relations, and on regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. He is expected to meet the Portuguese leadership, members of the Portugal-India Parliamentary Friendship Group, and the Indo-Portuguese and Indian community in Portugal.

Thereafter, EAM will travel to Italy on a bilateral visit from 2-3 November 2023. India and Italy enjoy friendly and cordial relations and multifaceted bilateral cooperation. The relationship was elevated to a ‘Strategic Partnership’ during the state visit of the Prime Minister of Italy in March this year. During his visit, EAM will meet his counterpart Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, Minister of Defence and Minister for ‘Made in Italy’. He is also expected to meet the top leadership of the country. He will be addressing the Joint Session of the Senate’s External Affairs and Defence Commission, and EU Affairs Commission and the India-Italy Parliamentary Friendship Group, and meet the members of the Indian community.

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