Jaishankar exchanged views with a group of MEPs representing various member states and political groupings in the new European Parliament. It was his second such interaction with MEPs. His visit came ahead of the next edition of the India-EU summit in Brussels on March 13. It was Jaishankar’s first visit to the EU after the assumption of office of the new European Commission in December 2019.
The minister shared with the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) India’s foreign policy priorities and regional and global perspective, said people aware of the matter. They said the focus of the exchange was common values of the India and European Union, which represent the world’s two largest democracies, and their shared commitment to democracy, multilateralism, rules-based international order, rules-based international trade with World Trade Organization at its core and sustainable development.
The FAC is constituted by the EU’s high representative and the 27 foreign ministers of its member states. It is responsible for the EU’s external action on foreign policy, defence and security.
Both sides expect to deepen their engagement, particularly on common priorities such as addressing climate change, safeguarding multilateralism, cooperation in defence and connectivity as also in the field of defence security and addressing the menace of terrorism. In this context, the minister met Frans Timmermans, executive vice president for European Green Deal; Phil Hogan, commissioner for trade; and Mme Jutta Urpilainen, commissioner for international partnership.
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4 Comments on this Story
Guest293 days ago
What's the need to discuss when they have already been communicated of this?
CAA is an internal matter of a sovereign nation.
bsrahmd 342 days ago
When the world should be marching towards modernity infused with scientific temperment and rational thinking, these people are inward looking and turning the wheels backwards into times of outdated thinking of the early 1800s. Surely the concept of those era had proved itself wrong with the climax of WWII. Why bring it back ? Other than for obvious political gains. With due respect, never mind even if he is the Eminence as the External Affairs Minister of India. A wrong is simply wrong . No ifs and buts . Humanity and human values are paramount.
Mukesh Negandhi343 days ago
Members of European Parliament (MEPs) needs to go to China and monitor the camps for Muslim community. Why cannot they go there to see the inhuman condition there ? Why is Indian Government trying to please such fools