Commerce and Funding and vitality cooperation have been amongst key areas
of dialogue throughout Minister of State for Exterior Affairs
Meenakashi Lekhi’s go to to Norway, Iceland and Malta from August
16 to 23.
Throughout her go to to Norway (16-18 August), MoS known as on Anniken
Huitfeldt, Minister of Overseas Affairs and met Tore Hattrem,
Secretary Common, in addition to Erling Rimestad, State Secretary in
the Ministry of Overseas Affairs of Norway.
Throughout these conferences, cooperation in commerce and funding, blue
financial system, vitality, the Arctic area, cultural and folks to folks
ties have been mentioned. Regional and international problems with mutual curiosity
have been additionally mentioned.
The Minister visited Iceland on August 19-20. Through the go to,
MoS met with Thordis Kolbrun Gylfadottir, Minister of Overseas
Affairs and exchanged views on bilateral relations, in addition to
regional and international points.
Each side agreed to reinforce cooperation in fisheries,
geothermal vitality, innovation, commerce and funding, tourism,
tradition and growing people-to-people exchanges.
She additionally met Lilja Alfredsdottir, Minister of Tradition and
Enterprise Affairs of Iceland and mentioned growing cooperation in
yoga, movies, music, performing arts and tourism.
MoS additionally known as on Birgir Armannsson, Speaker of the Parliament
of Iceland and mentioned parliamentary cooperation between the 2
Lekhi addressed the College of Iceland on the subject “India’s
Position in a Altering World – [email protected]”.
Throughout her go to to Malta from August 21-23, the union minster
known as on the President of Malta George Vella and met Ian Borg,
Overseas Minister. She additionally met Clayton Bartolo, Minister of Tourism
and Dr. Owen Bonnici, Minister for Nationwide Heritage, Arts and
Native Authorities. Each side had detailed discussions on bilateral
relations, particularly commerce and funding, maritime cooperation,
photo voltaic vitality, movies, tourism and tradition.
The Maltese aspect appreciated the contribution of the 112 Indian
firms current in Malta, primarily within the prescription drugs and ICT
sectors. Well being and fintech sectors have been recognized as areas for
future cooperation. Each side additionally exchanged views on regional and
international problems with mutual curiosity.
Lekhi additionally had an interplay with the Director and Board
Members of Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Research which has an
MoU with Sushma Swaraj Institute of Overseas Service and mentioned
methods to reinforce cooperation between the diplomatic institutes of
the 2 international locations.