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EAM Jaishankar visiting Bangladesh, Sweden, Belgium


External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will be paying an official visit to Bangladesh, Sweden and Belgium from May 11-16.

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

From Bangladesh, EAM will be travelling to Sweden. The visit, from May 13-15, will be his first 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. 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 the leadership in Sweden and meet with key Ministers.

He will also participate in the inaugural session of the India Trilateral Forum (India, Europe and US) with his Swedish counterpart.

On the last leg of the visit, EAM will be visiting Brussels, from May 15-16, for bilateral engagements with Belgian and EU officials.

He will also be attending the first Ministerial Meeting of the India-EU Trade and Technology Council along with Minister of Commerce Piyush Goyal and Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw.

The TTC Ministerial Meeting is scheduled to be held on May 16, the statement added.

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